8 days in Monterey & Carmel Itinerary

8 days in Monterey & Carmel Itinerary

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8 days in Monterey & Carmel Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Juan Bautista and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and National Steinbeck Center (in Salinas). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and look for all kinds of wild species at Breakwater.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Monterey is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Monterey. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Monterey to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Mission San Juan Bautista, National Steinbeck Center
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National Steinbeck Center ©
National Steinbeck Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): trek along Scenic Road Walkway, then learn about winemaking at Taste Morgan, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online trip builder .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In August, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 8th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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