8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire trip planner

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Make it your trip
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North Conway
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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North Conway

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Mountain National Forest and Tuckerman Brewing Company. Explore North Conway's surroundings by going to Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham), Crawford Notch State Park (in Hart's Location) and Mount Washington State Park (in Mount Washington). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, find something for the whole family at Story Land, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip app.

Louisville to North Conway is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Louisville in September, with highs in North Conway at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): experience rural life at Moulton Farm, then admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls, and then do a tasting at Seven Birches Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, examine the collection at New England Ski Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach, then stroll through Artist Bluff Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Pollyanna of Littleton Statue.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary builder.

Getting from North Conway to Lincoln by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from North Conway in September since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jenness State Beach, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Wallis Sands State Beach and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smuttynose Brewing Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip builder app.

Drive from Lincoln to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Portsmouth, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
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.