8 days in White Mountains Itinerary

8 days in White Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock White Mountains vacation planner

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Lincoln
— 4 nights
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North Conway
— 3 nights
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Lincoln

— 4 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (in Lancaster), Santa's Village (in Jefferson) and Bretton Woods Canopy Tour (in Bretton Woods). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, make a splash at Whale's Tale Waterpark, find something for the whole family at Clark's Trading Post, and immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip planner.

Boston to Lincoln is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Conway

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of North Conway to go to Gorham and see Mt. Washington Auto Road, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, stop by Naked Bohemian, find something for the whole family at Story Land, and see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our North Conway online vacation maker.

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. In August in North Conway, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

White Mountains travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.