8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 27th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Market Square, then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, then examine the collection at Exeter Historical Society, and finally admire the majestic nature at Odiorne Point State Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip tool.

Asheville to Portsmouth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Asheville in September, expect Portsmouth to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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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.
Step out of North Conway with an excursion to Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, admire the sheer force of Jackson Falls, and see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September in North Conway, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

3
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Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to Santa's Village in Jefferson, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Flume Gorge, stop by Chutters, identify plant and animal life at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, and pause for some photo ops at Pollyanna of Littleton Statue.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lincoln, with lows of 38°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · 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.