8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Franconia Notch State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Flume Gorge and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: The Gallery at WREN (in Bethlehem), AVA Gallery and Art Center (in Lebanon) and Welton Falls (in Alexandria). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Chutters, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and examine the collection at New England Ski Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lincoln road trip tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Chutters, Cascade Falls, AVA Gallery and Art Center
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Welton Falls ©
Welton Falls
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Gorge, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of WWII, then grab your bike and head to Presidential Rail Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

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Getting from Lincoln to North Conway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Gorge, Wright Museum of WWII, Rocky Gorge, Presidential Rail Trail, The Little White Church
Highlights from your plan
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wallis Sands State Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at Rundlet-May House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, take a peaceful walk through Massabesic Audubon Center, and then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from North Conway to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rye, Massabesic Audubon Center, Hampton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Wallis Sands State Beach ©
Wallis Sands State Beach

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