10 days in Carmel & Monterey Itinerary

10 days in Carmel & Monterey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Monterey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Seattle

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal & Hearst Castle). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online driving holiday planner.

Seattle to Carmel is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Carmel to be a bit warmer, temps between 62°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, San Simeon, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and wander the streets of Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey holiday app.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. January in Monterey sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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