15 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

15 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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15 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

New York City
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Laconia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Franconia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New York City

2
days
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Isles of Shoals and then stroll through Wallis Sands State Beach.

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New York City to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rye, Hampton Beach
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Isles of Shoals
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hampton Beach

5
days
Laconia

Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and White Mountains National Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to New Hampshire State Library (in Concord), Hanover (Hood Museum of Art & Dartmouth College) and West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of World War II, explore and take pictures at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlet Tilton, and stop by Kellerhaus.

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Getting from Portsmouth to Laconia by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Laconia sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Sightseeing Nature

Side Trips

Hanover, Tanger Outlet Tilton, Canterbury Shaker Village, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Moulton Farm
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Canterbury Shaker Village
Wright Museum of World War II
Moulton Farm

3
days
Franconia

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Whale's Tale Waterpark and Echo Lake Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the sheer force of Franconia Falls, look for gifts at Harman's Cheese & Country Store, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franconia Notch.

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Traveling by car from Laconia to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laconia in August, Franconia is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Lincoln, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Echo Lake Beach
Whale's Tale Waterpark
Franconia Notch

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glen Ellis Falls and Echo Lake State Park. Take a break from North Conway with a short trip to Crawford Notch State Park in Hart's Location, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls, look for gifts at Bavarian Chocolate Haus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and explore the engaging exhibits at Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum.

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Getting from Franconia to North Conway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in North Conway when traveling from Franconia in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jackson, Conway, New Hampshire, Lake Chocorua, Crawford Notch State Park
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Glen Ellis Falls
Sabbaday Falls
Mount Washington

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