7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, then stroll the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, then explore the galleries of Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Portsmouth online road trip planner .

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. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get little chillier in Portsmouth: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hampton Beach State Park, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Presidential Rail Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, then sample the fine beverages at Tamworth Distilling, then do a tasting at Sap House Meadery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of WWII.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

White Mountain National Forest, Glen Ellis Falls, Sap House Meadery, The Little White Church, Wright Museum of WWII
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White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
The Little White Church ©
The Little White Church

3
nights
Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Get outdoors at Zipline and West Rattlesnake Mountain. Get some historical perspective at Flume Gorge and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Welton Falls (in Alexandria) and Museum of the White Mountains (in Plymouth). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, make a trip to Riverwalk Covered Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in August, Lincoln is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Welton Falls, Cascade Falls
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain

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