10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Strawbery Banke Museum and Rundlet-May House. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Massabesic Audubon Center (in Auburn), Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Loudon) and Canterbury Shaker Village (in Canterbury). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, examine the collection at USS Albacore Museum, make a trip to Market Square, and admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip planner .

Norfolk to Portsmouth is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Norfolk in May: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Massabesic Audubon Center, Swasey Parkway, Hampton Beach State Park, Canterbury Shaker Village, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Canterbury Shaker Village ©
Canterbury Shaker Village

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.
Go for a jaunt from North Conway to Gorham to see Mt Washington Auto Rd about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and identify plant and animal life at White Mountain National Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our North Conway trip planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Portsmouth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in North Conway, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Story Land, Rocky Gorge, Mount Washington Auto Road, White Mountain National Forest, The Little White Church
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
The Little White Church ©
The Little White Church
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Flume Gorge and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Step out of Lincoln to go to Hebron and see Paradise Point Nature Center, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get your game on at Hobo Hills Adventure Golf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lincoln using our trip planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in May, expect nights in Lincoln to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franconia, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Paradise Point Nature Center
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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©

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