14 days in Teec Nos Pos & California Itinerary

14 days in Teec Nos Pos & California Itinerary

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14 days in Teec Nos Pos & California Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Teec Nos Pos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): cruise along Ruins Road, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Teec Nos Pos itinerary app .

Cincinnati to Teec Nos Pos is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Teec Nos Pos when traveling from Cincinnati in May, with lows around 38°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Teec Nos Pos to San Simeon. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in May; daily highs in San Simeon reach 82°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scenic Road Walkway and Lovers Point. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Lovers Point
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Bodega Dunes and Bodega Head. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega Bay and see Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions 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. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, get great views at Valley View, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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