10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Franconia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, then look for gifts at The Salt Cellar, and finally kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth trip itinerary website .

Chicago to Portsmouth is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Portsmouth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hampton Beach State Park
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Washington Auto Rd in Gorham (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Story Land, get great views at Cathedral Ledge, admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the North Conway route website .

Getting from Portsmouth to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Jackson, Mount Washington Auto Road, Story Land, The Little White Church
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

4
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Step out of Franconia with an excursion to Santa's Village in Jefferson--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, stop by Chutters, contemplate the waterfront views at Profile Lake, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Franconia tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Franconia, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Santa's Village, Chutters
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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