8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness) and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (in Cornish). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about winemaking at Seven Birches Winery, walk around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln holiday app .

Cincinnati to Lincoln is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in October, with highs in Lincoln at 60°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Franconia, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Seven Birches Winery ©
Seven Birches Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mount Washington Auto Road and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the North Conway travel planning website .

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in North Conway, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hampton.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Glen Ellis Falls, Mount Washington Auto Road
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

2
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, make a trip to Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Salt Cellar. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of USS Albacore Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art.

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Getting from North Conway to Hampton by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hampton can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Currier Museum of Art
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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