11 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

11 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— Few hours
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Gualala
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

Miami to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in March, expect Seattle to be colder, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Calistoga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gualala.

Things to do in Calistoga

Historic Sites · Wineries
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Gualala

Gualala ©
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Gualala River and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gualala Point Regional Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gualala visit planner.

You can drive from Calistoga to Gualala in 2.5 hours. In March in Gualala, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Gualala

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Gualala River ©
Gualala River

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and Bodie State Historic Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nature Center at Happy Isles and Wawona Meadow. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Gualala to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Gualala in March, things will get a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along Partington Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cannery Row and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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