9 days in New York City & New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in New York City & New Hampshire Itinerary

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9 days in New York City & New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Drive:  12​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Lexington

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, then take a stroll through Times Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salt Marsh Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning tool .

Lexington to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lexington in March, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
Salt Marsh Nature Center ©
Salt Marsh Nature Center
Times Square ©
Times Square
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Plum Island and Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Get some cultural insight at Zorvino Vineyards and Flag Hill Distillery & Winery. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park and take in nature's colorful creations at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New York City to Portsmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March, Portsmouth is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 41°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plum Island, Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Zorvino Vineyards, Hampton Beach State Park, Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Flag Hill Distillery & Winery ©
Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
Zorvino Vineyards ©
Zorvino Vineyards

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 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, then see the top attractions with Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, and then stroll through Black Cap Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the North Conway trip site .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portsmouth in March: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 52°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arethusa Falls, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail
Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation ©
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

1
night
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at New England Ski Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Franconia Notch, then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and finally hike along Artist Bluff Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Franconia trip planner .

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from North Conway in March; daily highs in Franconia reach 36°F and lows reach 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Franconia

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bath Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Artist Bluff Trail ©
Artist Bluff Trail

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