9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Rye
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lincoln
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hancock-Clarke House and Buckman Tavern. Visiting Hampton Beach State Park and North Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Lexington Green in Lexington (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing, meet the residents at Blue Ocean Discovery Center, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hampton holiday maker app .

Charlotte to Hampton is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Hampton hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rye.

Things to do in Hampton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lexington
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Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Hancock-Clarke House ©
Hancock-Clarke House
Lexington Green ©
Lexington Green

1
night
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 5th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at McDougal Orchards.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rye driving holiday planning tool .

Rye is just a stone's throw from Hampton. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Rye

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Woodman Institute Museum, McDougal Orchards, George Marshall Store Gallery, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Woodman Institute Museum ©
Woodman Institute Museum

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.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Sap House Meadery. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Black Cap Hiking Trail, then look for gifts at Bavarian Chocolate Haus, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read North Conway online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Rye to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rye in May, expect nights in North Conway to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hart's Location, Sap House Meadery
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Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of the city life by going to West Rattlesnake Mountain and Franconia Falls. Seven Birches Winery and St. Johnsbury Athenaeum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Enfield Shaker Museum (in Enfield) and Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (in Saint Johnsbury). There's more to do: look for gifts at Harman's Cheese & Country Store and examine the collection at New England Ski Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner .

Getting from North Conway to Lincoln by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from North Conway in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lincoln, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Johnsbury, Enfield Shaker Museum, New England Ski Museum, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, West Rattlesnake Mountain
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Enfield Shaker Museum ©
Enfield Shaker Museum
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum ©
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

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