6 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

6 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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6 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wells Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Strawbery Banke Museum. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Perkins Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth route website .

Philadelphia to Portsmouth is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nubble Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Mt Washington Auto Rd and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Highland Lake Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the North Conway day trip planning website .

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in North Conway are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Mount Washington Auto Road, Highland Lake Beach
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Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Highland Lake Beach ©
Highland Lake Beach

1
night
Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 6th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from North Conway in September since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Flume Gorge
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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