14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Crescent City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Arcata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Fort Bragg
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
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Mendocino
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Bodega Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Sonoma
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Sausalito
— Few hours
bus:  15​min
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
14
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
15
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
17
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
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Avalon
— Few hours
+3
ferry + foot + bus + train:  4​h
19
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
20
San Diego
— 2 nights
End: San Diego

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Crescent City holiday builder tool .

Portland to Crescent City is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Portland in April, you will find days in Crescent City are little chillier (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State 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.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Crescent City to Redwood National Park in 2 hours. April in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will leave for Arcata on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Arcata

Arcata
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arcata trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Arcata in 1.5 hours. In April in Arcata, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off toFort Bragg.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Bragg online day trip planner .

Drive from Arcata to Fort Bragg in 3 hours. Traveling from Arcata in April, you will find days in Fort Bragg are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Mendocino

Mendocino
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mendocino travel route builder site .

Mendocino is just a short distance from Fort Bragg. In April, daytime highs in Mendocino are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You'll set off for Bodega Bay on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Plan a Bodega Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Mendocino to Bodega Bay in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will leave for Santa Rosa on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa
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.
For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa holiday builder site .

You can drive from Bodega Bay to Santa Rosa in an hour. In April in Santa Rosa, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Tours Outdoors

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Sonoma

Sonoma
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
To find out how to plan a trip to Sonoma, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Sonoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You will leave for Napa on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Outdoors

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Napa

Napa
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Napa driving holiday planner.

Napa is very close to Sonoma. In April, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toSausalito.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Outdoors

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Sausalito

Sausalito
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sausalito journey planner .

Drive from Napa to Sausalito in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sausalito when traveling from Napa in April, with lows around 50°F. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Sausalito

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Candlestick Park Tour, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): catch all the local highlights with Candlestick Park Tour, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site .

San Francisco is just a short distance from Sausalito. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Half Moon Bay hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monterey road trip app .

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toCarmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks 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. Before you visit Carmel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Carmel in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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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.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon day trip website .

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas Light Station
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've now added Santa Monica Pier to your itinerary.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Monica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in April, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Griffith Observatory, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Avalon

Avalon
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Avalon tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and ferry. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days in Avalon, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Avalon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
On the 21st (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Avalon to Carlsbad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Coronado Bridge has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday planner .

Getting from Carlsbad to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in San Diego. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

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