8 days in Monterey & New Hampshire Itinerary

8 days in Monterey & New Hampshire Itinerary

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8 days in Monterey & New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Portsmouth
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online travel route planner .

San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
day
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, make a trip to Market Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Portsmouth by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Monterey to Portsmouth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in Portsmouth to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park
Market Square ©
Market Square

2
nights
North Conway

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.
On the 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Zeb's General Store, get to know the fascinating history of Kancamagus Highway, and then admire the striking features of Castle in the Clouds. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Settlers Green, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Conway trip app .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portsmouth in August: highs in North Conway hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jackson, Castle in the Clouds
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Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls
Castle in the Clouds ©
Castle in the Clouds
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

2
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and then stop by The Little Village Toy and Book Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cannon Mountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Franconia online road trip planner .

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Franconia when traveling from North Conway in August, with lows around 52°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franconia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, The Little Village Toy and Book Shop
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Cannon Mountain ©
Cannon Mountain
The Little Village Toy and Book Shop ©

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