16 days in Carmel, Guerneville & Trinidad Itinerary

16 days in Carmel, Guerneville & Trinidad Itinerary

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16 days in Carmel, Guerneville & Trinidad Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Guerneville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tampa

4
nights
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. Carmel is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and admire the landmark architecture of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip maker tool .

Tampa to Carmel is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tampa to Carmel, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, expect nights in Carmel to be cooler, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
nights
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Explore Guerneville's surroundings by going to Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg) and Santa Rosa (Safari West & Siduri Wines). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Guerneville trip site .

You can drive from Carmel to Guerneville in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Guerneville: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, VJB Cellars, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Korbel Champagne Cellars ©
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park), Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (in Crescent City) and Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott). There's lots more to do: cruise along Avenue of the Giants, immerse yourself in nature at Humboldt Lagoons State Park, learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, and examine the collection at Trinidad Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online travel planner .

Drive from Guerneville to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Guerneville in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Trinidad: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Redwood National Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Trees of Mystery, Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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