7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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7 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Flume Gorge and Church of St. Charles Borromeo. Do your shopping at Chutters and The Gallery at WREN. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (in Holderness) and just L Modern Antiques (in Littleton). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, and examine the collection at New England Ski Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner .

San Francisco to Lincoln is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lincoln, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franconia, Littleton, The Gallery at WREN, Church of St. Charles Borromeo, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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.
On the 20th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Story Land and then cruise along Mt Washington Auto Rd. On the next day, stop by Zeb's General Store, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, then view the masterpieces at North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of WWII.

Take the guesswork out of planning a North Conway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lincoln to North Conway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in North Conway sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Washington Auto Road, Story Land, Wright Museum of WWII
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Story Land ©
Story Land
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth travel planner .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampton Beach State Park
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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