8 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

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North Conway
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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North Conway

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, get great views at Cathedral Ledge, and then stop by Zeb's General Store. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway, and finally steep yourself in history at Saco River Covered Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read North Conway sightseeing planning app.

Charlotte to North Conway is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, North Conway is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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Lincoln

— 1 night
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Sugar Hill Scenic Vista, admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln day trip website.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lincoln when traveling from North Conway in October, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Manchester

— 2 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 15th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, then take in the exciting artwork at Norman Rockwell Exhibition, then get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, and finally make a trip to Bridge at the Green. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Vermont Country Store, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church, and then take a memorable drive along Molly Stark Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planning app.

Drive from Lincoln to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Manchester sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to Stowe (Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Recreation Path, &more). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Church Street Marketplace, walk around Waterfront Park, hike along Burlington Bike Path, and contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burlington day trip planning app.

You can drive from Manchester to Burlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.