8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Wallis Sands State Beach, take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Albacore Museum and then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth online road trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Portsmouth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Calgary in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Portsmouth: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Wallis Sands State Beach
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum
Wallis Sands State Beach ©
Wallis Sands State Beach

3
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hop aboard Clark's Trading Post, then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Chutters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Franconia day trip planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Franconia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Franconia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chutters, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Clark's Trading Post
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), stop by Zeb's General Store, take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths. On the next day, cruise along Mt Washington Auto Rd and then admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the North Conway vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Franconia to North Conway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in August since evenings lows in North Conway dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mount Washington Auto Road
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Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road

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