22 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

22 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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22 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Hampton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gorham
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Weirs Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Des Moines

5
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abacus and Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Strawbery Banke Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hampton: Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (in Gloucester), Provincetown (Sea Space Marine Discovery Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hampton sightseeing planning app .

Des Moines to Hampton is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Des Moines to Hampton, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in July, expect nights in Hampton to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gorham.

Things to do in Hampton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Provincetown, Wells Beach, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Abacus ©
Abacus
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

7
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and Owls Head Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Boothbay Region Land Trust and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester (Hammond Castle & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum & Rockland Breakwater Light) and Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, look and learn at Portland Observatory, and examine the collection at Portland Head Light.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gorham day trip planning website .

You can drive from Hampton to Gorham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hampton in July, you will find days in Gorham are colder (54°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Weirs Beach.

Things to do in Gorham

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland, Gloucester, Rockland, Owls Head, Finnish Church and Heritage House
Highlights from your plan
Hammond Castle ©
Hammond Castle
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

4
nights
Weirs Beach

Weirs Beach ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Hall Art Foundation. President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and FH Gillingham & Sons General Store will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Quechee Gorge (in Quechee), Eshqua Bog Natural Area (in Hartland) and North Conway (Cathedral Ledge, Kancamagus Highway, & more).

Before you visit Weirs Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Gorham to Weirs Beach takes 2 hours. When traveling from Gorham in July, plan for much hotter days in Weirs Beach, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Weirs Beach

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

North Conway, Woodstock, Plymouth, Quechee Gorge, Eshqua Bog Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge

5
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio and Tea at the Governor's House. Get some cultural insight at Flume Gorge and Shelburne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Franconia: Story Land (in Glen), Burlington Bike Path (in Burlington) and Diana's Baths (in North Conway). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Texas Falls Recreation Area, hike along Stowe Recreation Path, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Franconia journey maker app .

You can drive from Weirs Beach to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Weirs Beach in July, Franconia is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln, Stowe Recreation Path, Tea at the Governor's House, Texas Falls Recreation Area, Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio
Highlights from your plan
Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio ©
Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

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