8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Montreal

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Diana's Baths and White Mountain National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Conway: Wright Museum of WWII (in Wolfeboro) and Presidential Rail Trail (in Gorham). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to North Conway is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. July in North Conway sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

White Mountain National Forest, The Little White Church, Glen Ellis Falls, Rocky Gorge, Wright Museum of WWII
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Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bowerbird & Friends Antiques, delve into the lush surroundings at Sheiling Forest, and then bet on your favorite at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Massabesic Audubon Center, don't miss a visit to New Hampshire State Liquor Store & Safety Rest Stop, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Winant Park Hiking Trails, and finally trek along Oak Hill Trail.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from North Conway in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Manchester, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Peterborough, Concord, Massabesic Audubon Center, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, New Hampshire State Liquor Store & Safety Rest Stop
Highlights from your plan
Bowerbird & Friends Antiques ©
Bowerbird & Friends Antiques

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Welton Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness), Museum of the White Mountains (in Plymouth) and Beyond Obsession (in Moultonborough). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Point Nature Center, admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, and trek along Welch and Dickey Mt Trail.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lincoln vacation planning app .

You can drive from Manchester to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manchester in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lincoln, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beyond Obsession, Welch and Dickey Mt Trail, Museum of the White Mountains, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Paradise Point Nature Center
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Welton Falls ©
Welton Falls

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