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New York City Is vibrant, bustling city, a true melting pot for culture! After exploring its sights & attractions its the perfect launching pad for an epic road trip.
According to the US Institute for Economics and Peace, New Hampshire ranks Number. 3 in the “Safest States to Live”, just behind its New England Neighbors Maine & Vermont!
So if your looking for a quaint, relaxing and astoundingly beautiful road trip then a visit to New Hampshire is ideal!
On a road trip to New Hampshire you will take the Atlantic coast stopping at a variety of places form New Haven to Providence & even Boston if you wish to experience a different city!
If that’s not enough, when you arrive in New Hampshire you should try their mouth watering local foods from Apple Cider Donuts to sticky Maple Syrup and of course clam chowder!
New Hampshire is also the home/former home to many comedians from Adam Sandler to Seth Myers and even Sarah Silverman!
Thus smiles are standard in this part of the USA!
So Start your engines, wind down the windows and lets hit the road!
- How long will a road trip take from New York to New Hampshire?
- Best driving route between New York & New Hampshire?
- New York to New Hampshire: Road Trip Map
- New York to New Hampshire: Road Trip Itinerary
- Road Trip Highlights:
- A. New Haven, CT
- B. Providence, RI
- C. Cape Cod, MA – Optional
- D. Martha’s Vineyard — Optional
- How to get to Marthas Vineyard?
- Where to stay at Marthas Vineyard?
- E. Portsmouth, NH
- 1. Visit Whaleback Light
- Where to stay in Portsmouth?
- 5 Essential Road Trip Tips:
How long will a road trip take from New York to New Hampshire?
Driving direct between New York City and Portsmouth, New Hampshire will take you approximately 4hrs and 30 minutes. Via I-95.
You will cover 263miles, this makes it ideal for a weekend escape or long day trip!
Of course you can also carry on the journey to quaint cities such as Manchester, New Hampshire!
Best driving route between New York & New Hampshire?
Route 1: Fastest (Not as Scenic)
There are a variety of driving routes you can take to New Hampshire from New York. If you wish to drive direct you can take the I-95 then the I-91 at New Hampshire, which is the fastest but not the most scenic.
Route 2: Scenic Detour
If you have a little longer then take the I-95 and stick to it via Rhode Island, Providence and of course the beautiful atlantic coast.
Where you get close to Boston you can choose whether to swerve around it to avoid the traffic or delve into the city to experience all it has to offer.
Route 3: Road Trip loop via Niagara falls!
If your feeling really adventurous and have a few more days, you should definitely consider a road trip loop via Niagara Falls!
Continue the journey past Manchester, New Hampshire before heading through Albany, Cooperstown and the beautiful Finger Lakes Region!
Continue the drive on till Niagara Falls before looping back around.
All three routes are outlined in our Interactive map below!
New York to New Hampshire: Road Trip Map
Dive into our Interactive Map below!
User guide: Use the +/- buttons to zoom in and out of the attractions.
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New York to New Hampshire: Road Trip Itinerary
- New York City
- New Haven, CT
- Providence, RI
- Marthas Island – Optional
- Cape Cod – Optional
- Nantucket – Optional
- Boston, MA – City Stop or detour around it.
- Portsmouth, NH
- Concord, NH
- Manchester, NH
Road Trip Loop:
Road Trip Highlights:
A. New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT is definitely one of the most underrated cities in the USA and definitely in New England. The town has a great culture, history and even a thriving culinary scene!
Top 5 Things to do?
5. Yale University – FREE TOURS!
Take a Free tour of the historic campus, Yale has educated some of the most powerful and prominent figures in the United States. These include:
- George W Bush
- Meryl Streep
- Sigourney Weaver
- James Franco
4. Visit the Peabody Museum of New Haven
Peabody Museum of Natural History includes, the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, Egyptian antiquities and a hands-on Discovery Room. This place is great for families.
Visit on a Thursday afternoon when admission is by pay-as-you-wish donation
3. Rope Adventure Park
With the family? Have some Adventurers should at the LARGEST rope adventure park in the world! This is a great place for kids and adrenaline junkies it includes a plethora of zip lines, rope birdges, and climbing walls.
2. East Rock Park
Check out the epic views of New Haven from East Rock Park. You can drive right up to the summit and take in the breath taking scenery. This is especially beautiful during the fall.
1. Take part in the Pizza wars!
In 1925, an Italian immigrant named Frank Pepe created New Haven’s signature style of pizza, with the thin-crust, coal oven–baked tomato pie topped sprinkled with grated cheese.
Since then his pizzeria is still going strong Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Havens, Wooster Square Italian neighborhood.
You should also try their rival Sally’s Apizza, founded in 1938, this pizzeria was owned by the same family for nearly 80 years!
B. Providence, RI
Drive along Benefit Street the most famous street in Rhode Island!
Founded back in 1636, Providence is one of the most historic cities in the USA and benefit street is the one mile of history to prove it!
This is the perfect place to park up and take a stroll past the historic Victorian homes and federal mansions such as John Brown House,.
Other National Historic Landmarks include Governor Stephen Hopkins House.