7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Madison
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Madison

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and then take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner .

Madison to Lincoln is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madison to Lincoln, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Madison in September since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franconia, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center ©
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then admire all the interesting features of Mt Washington Auto Rd, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church. On your second day here, stop by Naked Bohemian, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway journey planning app .

Drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in North Conway, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Little White Church, Mt Washington Auto Rd, White Mountain National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
The Little White Church ©
The Little White Church
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Hampton Beach State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenness State Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Emery Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from North Conway to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Emery Farm, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hampton Beach State Park, Jenness State Beach
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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