8 days in New Hampshire & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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— 1 day
North Conway
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Woods Hole, Ferry to Oak Bluffs
Oak Bluffs
— 2 nights


Portsmouth — 1 day

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

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Los Angeles to Portsmouth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Portsmouth is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portsmouth when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to North Conway.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

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.
Step out of North Conway to go to Gorham and see Mt. Washington Auto Road, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, find something for the whole family at Story Land, and get great views at Cathedral Ledge.

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Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
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 22nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Flume Gorge.

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You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in June, Lincoln is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oak Bluffs.
Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Oak Bluffs — 2 nights

Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aquinnah Cliffs, admire the striking features of Trinity Park Tabernacle, and then stop by Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cottage Museum, make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel, then visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Lincoln to Oak Bluffs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Oak Bluffs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
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.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.