10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Modesto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Muir Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Calistoga
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Vallejo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Point Arena
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
End: San Jose

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Modesto

Modesto
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Modesto route planner.

San Jose to Modesto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Modesto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Wawona on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Modesto

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wawona itinerary maker site .

San Jose to Wawona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toMuir Beach.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Muir Beach

Muir Beach ©
Muir Beach is a census designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5mi northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. You've now added Golden Gate National Recreation Area to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and then take some stellar pictures from Muir Beach Overlook.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Muir Beach travel route planner.

You can drive from Wawona to Muir Beach in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Muir Beach

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.. On the 13th (Sun), enjoy unforgettable views with Napa Valley Balloons, Inc..

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa online trip planner .

Drive from Muir Beach to Napa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Calistoga.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. ©
Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Calistoga trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Napa to Calistoga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Calistoga sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Geyser of California ©
Old Faithful Geyser of California

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg journey planner .

You can drive from Calistoga to Fort Bragg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Point Cabrillo Light Station
Highlights from your plan
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum

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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 15th (Tue): stroll through Lady Bird Johnson Grove and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in October, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Chandelier Drive-Through Tree.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Rosa online road trip planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Santa Rosa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vallejo.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, Chandelier Drive-Through Tree
Highlights from your plan
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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Vallejo

Vallejo
Vallejo is a waterfront port city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vallejo online holiday maker .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Vallejo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vallejo can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in Vallejo

Wineries Parks Tours

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hours
Point Arena

Point Arena
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Point Arena road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vallejo to Point Arena takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Point Arena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Nature Wineries

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