8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  8 h
1
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then explore and take pictures at Mt Washington Auto Rd.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the North Conway vacation builder.

Philadelphia to North Conway is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get little chillier in North Conway: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Mount Washington Auto Road, Story Land
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Change things up with a short trip to Santa's Village in Jefferson (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and get your game on at Clark's Trading Post.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln holiday planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Lincoln, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Franconia, Santa's Village, Chutters
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Santa's Village ©
Santa's Village
Clark's Trading Post ©
Clark's Trading Post

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hampton Beach State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Portsmouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portsmouth when traveling from Lincoln in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

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