10 days in Carmel & Napa Valley Itinerary

10 days in Carmel & Napa Valley Itinerary

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10 days in Carmel & Napa Valley Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hearst Castle, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Ocean Avenue and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Appreciate the collections at Carmel Mission and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, view the masterpieces at Weston Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Carmel is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from San Juan to Carmel, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Juan in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monterey, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hearst Castle, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Up & Away Ballooning. Get some cultural insight at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calistoga: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Beer Tastings & Tours (in Santa Rosa). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Calistoga trip builder site .

You can drive from Carmel to Calistoga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Robert Mondavi Winery, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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