9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Cornish
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Cornish

Cornish ©
Before you visit Cornish, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Newark to Cornish is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Cornish hover around 76°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Cornish

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
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Aidron Duckworth Art Museum ©
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): make a splash at Whales Tale Waterpark, examine the collection at New England Ski Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cornish to Lincoln takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lincoln are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Franconia
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
New England Ski Museum ©
New England Ski Museum
The Basin at Franconia Notch 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.
You'll explore and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and Wright Museum of WWII. North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery and The Little White Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from North Conway with a short trip to Mt Washington Auto Rd in Gorham, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, look for gifts at Zeb's General Store, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and find something for the whole family at Story Land.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in North Conway, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wright Museum of WWII, Mount Washington Auto Road, The Little White Church, Story Land
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII
The Little White Church ©
The Little White Church

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. USS Albacore Museum and Strawbery Banke Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Woodman Institute Museum and Children's Museum of New Hampshire. Step out of Portsmouth to go to Milton and see New Hampshire Farm Museum, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Prescott Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, steep yourself in history at Rundlet-May House, and visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner .

Drive from North Conway to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dover, Hampton Beach State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Hampshire Farm Museum
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum
New Hampshire Farm Museum ©
New Hampshire Farm Museum

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