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 15​min
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hampton Beach State Park and Ogunquit Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Wells Beach (in Wells) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and explore and take pictures at Perkins Cove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip app .

Boston to Portsmouth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Hampton Beach State Park, Nubble Lighthouse, Wells Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Maine Wildlife Park and Story Land will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Washington Auto Rd (in Gorham) and Highland Lake Beach (in Bridgton). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and get great views at Cathedral Ledge.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in North Conway, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Maine Wildlife Park, Highland Lake Beach, Story Land, Mount Washington Auto Road
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Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Highland Lake Beach ©
Highland Lake Beach
Story Land ©
Story Land

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Dog Chapel and then walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln travel planning website .

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Lincoln. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Saint Johnsbury, Franconia
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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