11 days in New Hampshire & Portland Itinerary

11 days in New Hampshire & Portland Itinerary

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Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Portsmouth
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mount Washington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Strawbery Banke Museum and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Odiorne Point State Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at North Beach, stroll through Jenness State Beach, contemplate the long history of Rundlet-May House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Harbour Place Marina.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary builder tool.

Valparaiso to Portsmouth is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Portsmouth is 1 hour. Traveling from Valparaiso in September, things will get little chillier in Portsmouth: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Franconia.
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Franconia — 3 nights

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Visit The Frost Place and Flume Gorge for their historical value. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Echo Lake Beach and Artist Bluff Trail. Step out of Franconia with an excursion to Cascade Falls in Woodstock--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, explore the world behind art at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, hike along Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franconia Notch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Franconia journey app.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Franconia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in September, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Franconia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mount Washington.
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Mount Washington — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tuckerman's Ravine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jewell Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Adams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington and then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Washington State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Washington trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Franconia to Mount Washington in 2 hours. When traveling from Franconia in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Mount Washington: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.
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Portland — 3 nights

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Step out of the city life by going to Casco Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Bradbury Mountain State Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, contemplate the long history of Fort Gorges, and take a memorable drive along Coastal Highway U.S. 1.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland itinerary planner.

Drive from Mount Washington to Portland in 3 hours. When traveling from Mount Washington in October, plan for warmer days in Portland, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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New Hampshire travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
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.
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