12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

Austin to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

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You can drive from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are much colder (64°F), and nights are a bit cooler (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Glass Beach and then admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip builder tool.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Fort Bragg in 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls, then trek along Pinnacles Overlook Hike, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park tour itinerary website.

Drive from Fort Bragg to Crater Lake National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. August in Crater Lake National Park sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at South Sister, and then trek along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bend trip planner.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Bend by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Bend is slightly colder than Crater Lake National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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