5 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

5 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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5 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the galleries of Strawbery Banke Museum, enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing, and finally kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth tour itinerary site .

Newark to Portsmouth is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 80°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hampton, Odiorne Point State Park, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then admire the majestic nature at Echo Lake State Park.

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

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portsmouth in August: highs in North Conway hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arethusa Falls, Echo Lake State Park
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Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Echo Lake State Park ©
Echo Lake State Park
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Franconia Falls, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and then stroll through Artist Bluff Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from North Conway in August since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Franconia, Crawford Notch State Park
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Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Artist Bluff Trail ©
Artist Bluff Trail
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

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