7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire trip 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip itinerary planning website.

Kansas City to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Story Land, go for a walk through Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Naked Bohemian, then see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and finally take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read North Conway route planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Step out of Lincoln to go to Jefferson and see Santa's Village, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and get great views at Sugar Hill Scenic Vista.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Lincoln. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Waterfalls · Theme Parks · 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.