7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jenner
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Pebble Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Minneapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is much warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jenner.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Jenner

Jenner
Jenner is a small coastal town and census-designated place (CDP) with a population of about 136 in Sonoma County, California, U.S. Doran Beach has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jenner online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Jenner takes 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jenner, with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Jenner

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Doran Beach

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): shop like a local with Trinidad Art Gallery and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

Find out how to plan Trinidad trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Jenner to Trinidad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jenner in March: highs in Trinidad hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Redwood National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to McKinleyville Totem Pole.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Monterey on the 26th (Mon).
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McKinleyville Totem Pole ©
McKinleyville Totem Pole

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trinidad to Monterey. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trinidad in March: highs in Monterey hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pebble Beach route maker .

Pebble Beach is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Pebble Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online route maker .

Getting from Pebble Beach to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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