9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Erie
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Erie

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, learn about winemaking at Seven Birches Winery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New England Ski Museum, then kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lincoln trip maker app .

Erie to Lincoln is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Erie in August, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Franconia, West Rattlesnake Mountain
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Seven Birches Winery ©
Seven Birches Winery
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Echo Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, cruise along Mount Washington Auto Road, then examine the collection at New Hampshire Boat Museum, and finally stop by Naked Bohemian.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our North Conway journey builder app .

Drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hart's Location, Mount Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire Boat Museum, Echo Lake State Park
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Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
New Hampshire Boat Museum ©
New Hampshire Boat Museum

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Step out of the city life by going to Ogunquit Beach and Jenness State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Wallis Sands State Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Woodman Institute Museum, contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, take an in-depth tour of USS Albacore Museum, and view the masterpieces at Abacus.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth day trip tool .

You can drive from North Conway to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Rye, Woodman Institute Museum, Jenness State Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ogunquit Museum of American Art ©
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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