21 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

21 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire trip itinerary planner

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North Conway
— 6 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Portsmouth
— 8 nights
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North Conway

— 6 nights
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 these side-trips from North Conway: Caps Ridge Trail (in Jefferson), Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham) and Ripley Falls (in Bartlett). The adventure continues: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, find something for the whole family at Story Land, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Ledge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our North Conway trip itinerary planning site.

Knoxville to North Conway is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in September; daily highs in North Conway reach 70°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 6 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mac's Maple (in Plainfield), Hood Museum of Art (in Hanover) and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (in Cornish). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, and admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln travel planning tool.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Lincoln, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 8 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Manchester (Saint Joseph Cathedral, Lake Massabesic, &more), Mack's Apples (in Londonderry) and Concord (Carter Hill Orchard & Granite State Candy Shoppe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, see the interesting displays at USS Albacore Museum, relax in the rural setting at Kimball Fruit Farm, and make a trip to Market Square.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth travel planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portsmouth when traveling from Lincoln in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
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.