8 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 1 day
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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Pittsburg
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth — 1 day

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Adams Point, identify plant and animal life at Emery Farm, don't miss a visit to Market Square, then admire the natural beauty at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth vacation planning tool.

Ashburnham to Portsmouth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In September, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Conway.
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North Conway — 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Black Cap Hiking Trail, appreciate the views at Mount Washington Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Crawford Notch State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tuckerman's Ravine, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mount Washington State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kezar Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Echo Lake State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at White Horse Ledge, then hike along Rocky Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Chocorua, and finally trek along Boulder Loop Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read North Conway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburg.
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Pittsburg — 2 nights

Pittsburg is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Brighton State Park, identify plant and animal life at Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area, then explore the activities along Connecticut Lakes Region, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Magalloway Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Garfield Falls. On your second day here, look for gifts at First Lake General Store, admire the majestic nature at Lake Francis State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Coleman State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, and finally explore the activities along Magalloway River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Pittsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from North Conway in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pittsburg, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Visiting Flume Gorge and Echo Lake Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Welch and Dickey Mt Trail and Franconia Notch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Quincy Bog Natural Area (in Rumney), Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures - Day Trips (in Plymouth) and Bristol (Wellington State Park & Profile Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Georgiana Falls, explore the striking landscape at Indian Head, kick your exploration up a notch at Alpine Ziplining, and hike along Artist Bluff Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pittsburg to Lincoln in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Lincoln are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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New Hampshire travel guide

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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.
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