7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire trip planner
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— 1 night
North Conway
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Kansas City


Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Portsmouth, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to North Conway.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

North Conway — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Story Land, explore and take pictures at Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Ledge. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Naked Bohemian, then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read North Conway trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Portsmouth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in North Conway, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of Lincoln with an excursion to Santa's Village in Jefferson--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, take in the views from Blair Bridge, get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post, and get great views at Sugar Hill Scenic Vista.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln trip maker site.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. 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 by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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.