9 days in White Mountains Itinerary

9 days in White Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock White Mountains visit planner

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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Franconia
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Franconia
— 7 nights
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Albany
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Washington

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Franconia

— 7 nights
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Flume Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park and Echo Lake Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Stowe (Beer Tastings & Tours, The Alchemist, &more), Vermont Salt Cave Spa & Halotherapy Center (in Montgomery Center) and Story Land (in Glen). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, kick back and relax at Weirs Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and sample the tasty concoctions at Queen City Brewery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Franconia vacation maker.

Washington to Franconia is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get a bit cooler in Franconia: highs are around 68°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Albany

— 1 night
Albany is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Tuckerman Brewing Company, and then delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Albany road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Franconia to Albany in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Franconia in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Albany, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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.