7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Kansas City

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Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, then make a trip to Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth online trip builder.

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Story Land, cruise along Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Naked Bohemian, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, and finally explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the North Conway travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or 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 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
When in Lincoln, make a side trip to see Santa's Village in Jefferson, approximately Jefferson away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Blair Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Flume Gorge.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln road trip tool.

Getting from North Conway to Lincoln by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder 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 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · 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.