8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
1
North Conway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Manchester
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Detroit

4
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.
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and Wright Museum of World War II will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, get some fabulous bargains at Settlers Green, get great views at Cathedral Ledge, and admire all the interesting features of Mt Washington Auto Rd.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the North Conway trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to North Conway is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in North Conway are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Story Land, Wright Museum of WWII, Mount Washington Auto Road
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII

1
night
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 25th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then see the interesting displays at New England Ski Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Franconia trip planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in October, things will get little chillier in Franconia: highs are around 56°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
New England Ski Museum ©
New England Ski Museum
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

few
hours
Manchester

Manchester
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and then explore the world behind art at Currier Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Franconia in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Manchester, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hampton.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums
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Currier Museum of Art
Currier Museum of Art
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium ©
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

2
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Albacore Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Hampton Beach State Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hampton online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Manchester to Hampton in an hour. Traveling from Manchester in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Hampton: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Portsmouth
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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