12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Carmel
— Few hours
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Point Arena
— 1 night
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
7
Newport
— 1 night
8
Portland
— 1 night
9
Seattle
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Tours

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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 2nd (Fri): take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

Plan a Carmel trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.
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Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium. On the 2nd (Fri), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey attractions planner.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hotaling & Co., and finally walk around Crissy Field.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field

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Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, look for all kinds of wild species at B Bryan Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Gulch State Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Point Arena road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Arena in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Point Arena to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach

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night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, thenhike along Stout Grove, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean World.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Point Arena to Crescent City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Point Arena in August, plan for cooler days in Crescent City, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Ocean World ©
Ocean World

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night
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oregon Coast Aquarium, thenkick back and relax at Nye Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newport journey planning app.

You can drive from Crescent City to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Portland

Portland
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary site.

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Newport in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You will leave for Seattle on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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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.
Kids will enjoy Chihuly Garden and Glass and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, stroll through Alki Beach, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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