14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 1 night
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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Fort Bragg
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Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
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Piercy
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lands End and Grateful Dead House. Bring the kids along to Musee Mecanique and City Lights Booksellers. The adventure continues: make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to San Francisco. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Rosa.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Santa Rosa — 1 night

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trek along Howarth Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Rosa online attractions planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 82°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 54°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Mendocino.
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Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Mendocino — 2 nights

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): cruise along Mendocino Coast and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at North Coast Brewing Company.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mendocino road trip planning site.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Mendocino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Santa Rosa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.
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Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors
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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Glass Beach. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Glass Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Bragg online trip itinerary planner.

Fort Bragg is just a short distance from Mendocino. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 3 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
You've now added High Bluff Overlook to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fort Bragg in August, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Piercy.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Piercy — 2 nights

Piercy is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. Confusion Hill Gravity House has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chandelier Drive-Through Tree.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Piercy trip planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Piercy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

Your day by day itinerary now includes Japanese Tea Garden, Little Italy and Chinatown. On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of Chinatown and then take a stroll through Little Italy. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Mission District and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Piercy to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Piercy in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Parks

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Mendocino County travel guide

4.5
Beaches · State Parks · Scenic Drive
Endowed with a dramatic and undeveloped coast and forests of towering redwood trees, Mendocino County draws residents of the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a peaceful vacation. Tranquil sand beaches backed by cliffs offer prime sunset viewing. State parks present scenic hiking and biking options, and wineries serve up fine California vintages. Mendocino County's nutrient-rich soil has also made it a leading area for the cultivation of marijuana--much of which goes to Bay Area medical cannabis dispensaries--and the area has a reputation for brewing fine craft beers. The county also contains numerous points of historical interest, including lighthouses on the coast and museums detailing the region's past. In Mendocino's easygoing towns, you'll encounter small art galleries and charming boutiques.
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