My wife and I and another couple are all active retirees planning for two weeks of driving/sightseeing the Fall foliage in the New England area, primarily Vermont and New Hampshire. However, our friend has prior commitment Oct 2-5 so we were wondering if we should go the last two weeks of Sept (9/16-30) or the second and third weeks of Oct (10/7-21)?
Also Can you help with the itinerary? We would like to experience, stop and get out of the car, walk around, do some easy and short hikes, spend time in local shops and scenic spots, take time to compose some great photos rather than just point and shoot. If possible we would like to stay in Bed and Breakfast inn. Can we do Vermont, NH and Maine in two weeks? Someone suggests we should drive the coast from Ogunquit all the way to Bar harbor. Should we fly in and out of Manchester, NH (from San Diego)? Any lodging suggestions.