8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  1​h
1
Hampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gorham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hampton Beach State Park and Ogunquit Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Perkins Cove and Massabesic Audubon Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hampton: Wells Beach (in Wells) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hampton trip itinerary maker .

Boston to Hampton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hampton when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Gorham.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Massabesic Audubon Center, Wells Beach, Strawbery Banke Museum, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

2
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. On the 8th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, then wander the streets of Old Port, then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Spring Point Shoreway and then cruise along Mt Washington Auto Rd.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorham journey builder tool .

Getting from Hampton to Gorham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hampton in September, you will find days in Gorham are colder (50°F), and nights are little chillier (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Gorham

Outdoors Scenic Drive Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portland, Spring Point Shoreway, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Spring Point Shoreway ©
Spring Point Shoreway

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 10th (Tue): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Black Cap Hiking Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths.

Before you visit North Conway, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Gorham to North Conway in 1.5 hours. In September, North Conway is somewhat warmer than Gorham - with highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

White Mountain National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip 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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Lincoln. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Franconia
Highlights from your plan
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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