8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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North Conway
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Market Square, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth tour planner.

Detroit to Portsmouth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in May: highs in Portsmouth hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel - Day Tours (in Jefferson) and Bretton Woods at Mount Washington Resort (in Bretton Woods). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, see Off-Road Tours, do a tasting at Seven Birches Winery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cannon Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
North Conway is known for scenic drive, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, glide through natural beauty at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, cool off at Kahuna Laguna, and stroll through Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read North Conway road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Lincoln in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in North Conway: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
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.