12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Bodega Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ferndale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay ©
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Doran Beach, then don't miss a visit to James E Potter Elementary School, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bodega Bay travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Bodega Bay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Bodega Bay to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Fort Bragg.

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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Doran Beach ©
Doran Beach

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and then stroll through Glass Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fort Bragg trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bodega Bay to Fort Bragg in 3 hours. Traveling from Bodega Bay in August, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ferndale.

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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

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Ferndale

Ferndale ©
Ferndale is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Lost Coast Scenic Drive, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, and then make a trip to The Victorian Village of Ferndale.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ferndale online attractions planner .

Drive from Fort Bragg to Ferndale in 3 hours. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Ferndale, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

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Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): cruise along Rim Dr and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Rim Village Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ferndale to Crater Lake National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Ferndale in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, walk around Drake Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bend driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Bend in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: high temperatures in Bend hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Shasta.

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Smith Rock State Park
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Hedge Creek Falls, then stroll around Mount Shasta City Park, and then get impressive views of Mount Shasta.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Shasta road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bend to Mount Shasta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Mount Shasta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Napa.

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Hedge Creek Falls
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Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta City Park ©
Mount Shasta City Park
Hedge Creek Falls ©
Hedge Creek Falls

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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.
Napa is known for wineries, nature, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Napa travel route planner .

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Napa in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mount Shasta in August, expect nights in Napa to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Balloon Rides
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros

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