30 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

30 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire vacation planner

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Lincoln
— 12 nights
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North Conway
— 8 nights
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Portsmouth
— 9 nights
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Lincoln

— 12 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa's Village and Flume Gorge. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Pondicherry Wildlife Reserve (in Jefferson), Waterville Valley Resort - Ski Area (in Waterville Valley) and Lancaster (Mt Orne Covered Bridge & Mechanic Street Covered Bridge). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Clark's Trading Post, Head underground at Polar Caves Park, go for a walk through Pemigewasset River, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lincoln online vacation builder.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

North Conway

— 8 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Story Land and Diana's Baths. Venture out of the city with trips to Wright Museum of WWII (in Wolfeboro), Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham) and Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, stroll through Cranmore Mountain Resort, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our North Conway trip planner.

Getting from Lincoln to North Conway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lincoln in May, expect nights in North Conway to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 9 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Family-friendly places like Strawbery Banke Museum and Prescott Park will thrill your kids. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Benson Park (in Hudson), Searles Castle (in Windham) and Canobie Lake Park (in Salem). The adventure continues: make a trip to Market Square, immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Currier Museum of Art.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth road trip website.

Getting from North Conway to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from North Conway in May: highs in Portsmouth hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.