11 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Astoria Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Astoria Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Astoria Itinerary

Start: Red Deer
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Astoria
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Red Deer

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alcatraz Island. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner .

Red Deer, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Red Deer in August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Step out of the city life by going to Redwood National Park and Arcata Community Forest. Explore Eureka's surroundings by going to Trillium Falls Hike (in Redwood National Park) and Camel Rock (in Westhaven-Moonstone). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, and do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eureka trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Eureka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Eureka to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astoria.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Arcata, Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, Camel Rock
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get in touch with nature at Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manzanita Beach and Hug Point State Recreation Site. Explore Astoria's surroundings by going to Cannon Beach (Oswald West State Park & Ecola State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Astoria Column and pause for some photo ops at Maritime Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Astoria day trip site .

Getting from Eureka to Astoria by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in August, expect nights in Astoria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Manzanita Beach
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Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Manzanita Beach ©
Manzanita Beach

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