8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, then make a trip to Market Square, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth holiday planning app .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Portsmouth is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Santo Domingo in December, expect Portsmouth to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

2
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park and then get in on the family fun at Santa's Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Franconia trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Franconia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, Franconia is slightly colder than Portsmouth - with highs of -4°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa's Village
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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 5th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, stop by Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, explore and take pictures at Mt Washington Auto Rd, and take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our North Conway day trip planning website .

You can drive from Franconia to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Franconia in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in North Conway: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, Mount Washington Auto Road
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cranmore Mountain Resort ©
Cranmore Mountain Resort

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