5 days in White Mountains Itinerary

5 days in White Mountains Itinerary

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5 days in White Mountains Itinerary

Start: Madison
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glen
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madison

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at West Rattlesnake Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and then take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary planner .

Madison to Lincoln is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Lincoln. Traveling from Madison in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Glen.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Franconia, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Riverwalk Covered Bridge
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

2
nights
Glen

Glen ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington Auto Road and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glen travel route planner .

Drive from Lincoln to Glen in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in September since evenings lows in Glen dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Conway, Mount Washington Auto Road
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

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