8 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

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— 1 day
North Conway
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Portsmouth — 1 day

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 21st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, then explore the galleries of Strawbery Banke Museum, and then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planner.

Newark to Portsmouth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Portsmouth at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Conway.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

North Conway — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls and then find something for the whole family at Story Land.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our North Conway road trip planning website.

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July in North Conway, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of Lincoln with an excursion to Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery in Saint Johnsbury--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, cool off at Whale's Tale Waterpark, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln route planner.

Drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. July in Lincoln sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Stowe.
Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Stowe — 2 nights

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around Waterfront Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, hike along Burlington Bike Path, and then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Stowe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
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.

Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.