8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire attractions planner
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— 1 night
North Conway
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through North Hampton State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wallis Sands State Beach. On the next day, explore the galleries of Strawbery Banke Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, then cool off at Canobie Lake Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Plaistow Town Forest.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip itinerary maker app.

Orlando to Portsmouth is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in Portsmouth reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to North Conway.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, then cruise around with Mt. Washington Auto Road, then ski along the peaceful trails at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then get in on the family fun at Story Land, and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Lincoln — 4 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of the city life by going to Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch State Park. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Holderness (Squam Lakes Natural Science Center & West Rattlesnake Mountain), Bretton Woods Canopy Tour (in Bretton Woods) and Santa's Village (in Jefferson). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, see the interesting displays at Rusell-Colbath House Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Cannon Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lincoln day trip planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. In July in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
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.