8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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North Conway
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North Conway — 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Washington and Mount Washington State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Diana's Baths and White Mountain National Forest. Change things up with a short trip to Crawford Notch State Park in Hart's Location (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Echo Lake State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Black Cap Hiking Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the North Conway online travel planner.

Detroit to North Conway is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sabbaday Falls and Echo Lake Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Flume Gorge and Artist Bluff Trail. Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to West Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on North Ridge Mountain Guides, take in the dramatic scenery at Franconia Falls, hike along Welch and Dickey Mt Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Indian Head.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln attractions planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenness State Beach, then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pawtuckaway State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Odiorne Point State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Wallis Sands State Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lincoln to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Portsmouth. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.