8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Drive:  3​h
1
Portsmouth
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Alton Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Bangor

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portsmouth road trip tool .

Bangor to Portsmouth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alton Bay.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hampton Beach State Park
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

1
night
Alton Bay

Alton Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at New Hampshire Farm Museum and then head outdoors with Mount Major State Forest.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alton Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Alton Bay takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Alton Bay can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Alton Bay

Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

New Hampshire Farm Museum
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Mount Major State Forest ©
Mount Major State Forest
New Hampshire Farm Museum ©
New Hampshire Farm Museum

3
nights
Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Canterbury AleWorks (in Canterbury), Beyond Obsession (in Moultonborough) and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Loudon). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Alton Bay to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. July in Lincoln sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Franconia, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Canterbury AleWorks, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Beyond Obsession
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from North Conway: Wright Museum of WWII (in Wolfeboro), Mt Washington Auto Rd (in Gorham) and Abenaki Tower (in Tuftonboro). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and find something for the whole family at Story Land.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway trip maker website .

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in North Conway are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Glen Ellis Falls, Wright Museum of WWII, Mount Washington Auto Road, Abenaki Tower, Story Land
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

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