5 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

5 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire travel route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bretton Woods
— 2 nights
Drive to Portland, Fly to Philadelphia

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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Children's Museum of New Hampshire and Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center. Step out of the city life by going to Hampton Beach State Park and Jenness State Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Portsmouth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia to Portsmouth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Portsmouth at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Bretton Woods.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Bretton Woods — 2 nights

Bretton Woods is an area within the town of Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, whose principal points of interest are three leisure and recreation facilities. On the 22nd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Mountains, and then admire the majestic nature at Crawford Notch State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bretton Woods itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bretton Woods in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portsmouth in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Bretton Woods: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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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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