9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Fly

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Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kids will enjoy Santa's Village and Clark's Trading Post. Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to Polar Caves Park in Rumney, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at New England Ski Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Pemi Valley Moose Tours, and admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln online route maker.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Lincoln at 78°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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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.
Kids will enjoy Story Land and Mt. Washington Auto Road. Explore North Conway's surroundings by going to Caps Ridge Trail (in Jefferson) and Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, take in the exciting artwork at The Cassidy Gallery, and look for gifts at Naked Bohemian.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the North Conway online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lincoln to North Conway by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in North Conway are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 3rd (Thu), cool off at Water Country, observe the fascinating underwater world at Blue Ocean Discovery Center, then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, then contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth online route planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
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.