14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Philo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder website .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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. On the 7th (Fri), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and finally look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip maker website .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Visit Moonstone Beach and Sand Dollar Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Seal Rookery and Derby Wine Estates. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: San Simeon (Piedras Blancas & Hearst Castle) and Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at J Dusi Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paso Robles trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Carmel to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Paso Robles hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Philo.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Sand Dollar Beach, Moonstone Beach, Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. On the 11th (Tue), do a tasting at Husch Vineyards, do a tasting at Lula Cellars, then do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Phillips Hill Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): do a tasting at Pennyroyal Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Ranch Chapel, then enjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philo day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Philo takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Point Arena, Sea Ranch Chapel, Pennyroyal Farm
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Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Seaside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Philo to Fort Bragg in 1.5 hours. In June in Fort Bragg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. On the 15th (Sat), pick up some local products at Arcata Farmers' Market, then examine the collection at Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Camel Rock, then examine the collection at Trinidad Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Big Lagoon County Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online trip maker .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Trinidad in 3.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in Trinidad hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arcata Farmers' Market, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Camel Rock
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum ©
Trinidad Museum ©
Trinidad Museum

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