7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire sightseeing planner
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Tamworth
— 1 night
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Mount Washington
— 2 nights
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Franconia
— 2 nights
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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 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Wallis Sands State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Rundlet-May House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth road trip planning website.

Boston to Portsmouth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, Portsmouth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tamworth.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Tamworth — 1 night

Tamworth is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Sabbaday Falls and then explore the striking landscape of White Mountain National Forest.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamworth trip builder tool.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Tamworth in 1.5 hours. September in Tamworth sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Washington.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mount Washington — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Crawford Notch, then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Washington State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the views at Mount Washington Valley, then stroll through White Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Crawford Notch State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Washington itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tamworth to Mount Washington takes 2 hours. When traveling from Tamworth in September, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Mount Washington: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Franconia.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Franconia — 2 nights

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Franconia Notch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Bluff Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on North Ridge Mountain Guides and then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Franconia online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mount Washington to Franconia in 2 hours. When traveling from Mount Washington in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Franconia: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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New Hampshire travel guide

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Waterfalls · 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.