8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
1
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Moultonborough
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Portsmouth trip planner .

Durham to Portsmouth is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Portsmouth is little chillier than Durham - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hampton Beach State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Conway Scenic Railroad has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get interesting insight from Conway Scenic Railroad, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, then admire all the interesting features of Mt Washington Auto Rd, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then cruise along Kancamagus Highway, and finally stop by Naked Bohemian.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway itinerary app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in North Conway sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Mount Washington Auto Road, Glen Ellis Falls
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

3
nights
Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. Get some historical perspective at Flume Gorge and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Blair Bridge (in Campton) and West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, identify plant and animal life at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, and admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln attractions planner .

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moultonborough.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franconia, Woodstock, Blair Bridge, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

1
night
Moultonborough

Moultonborough ©
Moultonborough is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Castle in the Clouds and then get outside with Riding In The Clouds.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moultonborough trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Moultonborough takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Moultonborough can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moultonborough

Outdoors
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Riding In The Clouds ©
Riding In The Clouds
Castle in the Clouds ©
Castle in the Clouds

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