7 days in Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

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7 days in Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  5​h
1
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portsmouth
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to North Beach Park and Sugarbush Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hope Cemetery and Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio. Get out of town with these interesting Burlington side-trips: Stowe (Stowe Mountain & The Alchemist) and Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Burlington day trip planner .

Knoxville to Burlington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville in May, expect Burlington to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stowe, Hope Cemetery, Sugarbush Resort, Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
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North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park
Hope Cemetery ©
Hope Cemetery
Sugarbush Resort ©
Sugarbush Resort

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Sugar Hill Scenic Vista, and finally admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln route planner.

You can drive from Burlington to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Burlington in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Franconia, Sabbaday Falls
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Sabbaday Falls ©
Sabbaday Falls
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, then glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at New Hampshire Boat Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of WWII, then look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Echo Lake State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our North Conway online route builder .

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Lincoln in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in North Conway: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wolfeboro, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Glen Ellis Falls, White Mountain National Forest, Echo Lake State Park
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White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, and then see the interesting displays at John Paul Jones House.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in May, you will find days in Portsmouth are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hampton Beach State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
John Paul Jones House ©
John Paul Jones House

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