11 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

11 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

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11 days in Seattle & California Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Calistoga
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gualala
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Miami

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

Miami to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in March, things will get colder in Seattle: highs are around 55°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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hours
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Calistoga online travel planner .

Getting from Seattle to Calistoga by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect nights in Calistoga to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Gualala.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

3
nights
Gualala

Gualala ©
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Gualala River and then immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Gualala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Gualala takes 2.5 hours. March in Gualala sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Gualala

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Arena
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Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Gualala River ©
Gualala River

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bodie State Historic Park and El Capitan. Visiting Nature Center at Happy Isles and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wawona Meadow and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gualala to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Gualala in March, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 23°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Partington Cove, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then hike along Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carmel online travel planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in Carmel are a bit warmer (63°F), and nights are much hotter (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Cannery Row
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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