7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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Fly
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North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Portsmouth
— 1 night
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North Conway

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Kancamagus Highway and Crawford Notch State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Mountain National Forest and Mount Washington State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Black Cap Hiking Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our North Conway trip planning site.

Orlando to North Conway is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, then get a dose of the wild on Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at White Mountains. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Frost Place, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, then hike along Artist Bluff Trail, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Franconia Notch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Lincoln. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Tendercrop Farm, kick back and relax at Jenness State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth road trip tool.

Drive from Lincoln to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 44°F in Portsmouth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.