8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gorham
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Cleveland

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Wallis Sands State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing, and then stroll through Hampton Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip builder.

Cleveland to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cleveland in March since evenings lows in Portsmouth dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wallis Sands State Beach, Smuttynose Brewing, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Wallis Sands State Beach ©
Wallis Sands State Beach
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

3
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Get in touch with nature at Crawford Notch State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterville Valley Resort - Ski Area and New England Ski Museum. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Frost Place, stroll through Echo Lake Beach, and play a few rounds at Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Franconia vacation builder.

Drive from Portsmouth to Franconia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, Franconia is a bit cooler than Portsmouth - with highs of 38°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gorham.

Things to do in Franconia

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Crawford Notch State Park, Waterville Valley Resort - Ski Area, Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course
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Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
The Frost Place ©
The Frost Place

2
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Escape the urban bustle at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and Wildcat Mountain. It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Gorham travel planner.

Drive from Franconia to Gorham in an hour. Traveling from Franconia in March, expect Gorham to be little chillier, temps between 19°F and 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gorham

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Wildcat Mountain ©
Wildcat Mountain
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation ©
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

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