11 days in Portsmouth, New York City & California Itinerary

11 days in Portsmouth, New York City & California Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
New York City
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights



— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 14th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Point of Graves and then sample some tasty brews at Granite State Growler Tours. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Salt Cellar, gain some tasty knowledge on Ryan & Wood Distilleries, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip planner.

London, UK to Portsmouth is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Portsmouth due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

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Getting from Portsmouth to New York City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in May, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, examine the collection at de Young Museum, then walk around Golden Gate Park, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.