8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Franconia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 24th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at Rundlet-May House.

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Cincinnati to Portsmouth is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in May; daily highs in Portsmouth reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rye, Canterbury Shaker Village, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hampton Beach State Park, Pawtuckaway State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canterbury Shaker Village ©
Canterbury Shaker Village
Pawtuckaway State Park ©
Pawtuckaway State Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at West Rattlesnake Mountain and White Mountain National Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and Echo Lake State Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, and look for gifts at Christmas Loft.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the North Conway day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portsmouth in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in North Conway: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Conway, Glen Ellis Falls, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Rocky Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain

2
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, then take a memorable drive along Franconia Notch, and then kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): hike along Artist Bluff Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Franconia trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from North Conway in May: highs in Franconia hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Crawford Notch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

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