7 days in Portsmouth, Philadelphia & Cincinnati Itinerary

7 days in Portsmouth, Philadelphia & Cincinnati Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Vaughan Woods State Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Point of Graves, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Cape Ann Museum.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth visit app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia travel route planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Philadelphia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portsmouth in September: high temperatures in Philadelphia hover around 80°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites

Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of the US Air Force and Ark Encounter will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (Dayton National Cemetery & Carillon Historical Park). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

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Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Cincinnati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips