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
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Point Arena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors 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.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planning tool .

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Scenic Drive 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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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the next day, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ, then sample the fine beverages at Hotaling & Co., and finally walk around Crissy Field.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Point Arena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Point Arena

Point Arena ©
Point Arena is a small coastal city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit 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 stroll through Schooner Gulch State Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Point Arena trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from San Francisco to Point Arena in 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Point Arena: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Point Arena

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach

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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, hike along Stout Grove, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean World.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Crescent City itinerary site .

Drive from Point Arena to Crescent City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Point Arena in August, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Crescent City: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Ocean World ©
Ocean World

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nye Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport holiday builder app .

Drive from Crescent City to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium ©
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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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.
You can plan Portland trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Newport to Portland in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Newport in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Bring the kids along to Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online road trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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