16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Mill Valley
— 1 night
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Mendocino
— 1 night
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Fortuna
— 1 night
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Trinidad
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Palo Alto
— 1 night
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Berkeley
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Berkeley
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mill Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife
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Strawberry Hill ©
Strawberry Hill

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Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Golden Gate View Point and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Mill Valley in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Mill Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate View Point ©
Golden Gate View Point

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Albion River Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mendocino trip planner.

Drive from Mill Valley to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fortuna.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Headlands State Park ©
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Albion River Bridge ©
Albion River Bridge

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Fortuna

Fortuna ©
Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, then try your luck at Bear River Casino Resort, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery, and finally learn about winemaking at Clendenen's Cider Works.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fortuna trip site.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Fortuna takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in May, expect nights in Fortuna to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Fortuna

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bear River Casino Resort ©
Bear River Casino Resort
Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery
Clendenen's Cider Works ©
Clendenen's Cider Works

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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 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach and then pause for some photo ops at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online trip maker.

You can drive from Fortuna to Trinidad in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse

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Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to Healdsburg in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trinidad in May: highs in Healdsburg hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ©
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cannery Row. Get outdoors at Carmel River State Beach and Point Lobos. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Scenic Road Walkway, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery, and take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Healdsburg to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in May: highs in Carmel hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palo Alto holiday site.

You can drive from Carmel to Palo Alto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Carmel in May, you will find days in Palo Alto are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Berkeley.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

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Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): gain insight at University of California, Berkeley, then see the interesting displays at Aftel Archive of Curious Scents, then walk around Tilden Regional Park, and finally trek along Lafayette Reservoir.

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Drive from Palo Alto to Berkeley in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. May in Berkeley sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Berkeley

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tilden Regional Park ©
Tilden Regional Park
Lafayette Reservoir ©
Lafayette Reservoir
University of California, Berkeley ©
University of California, Berkeley

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Berkeley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berkeley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Berkeley

Berkeley ©
On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourth Street.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berkeley trip planning tool.

Berkeley is very close to San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Berkeley

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fourth Street ©
Fourth Street

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentinel Dome and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from Berkeley in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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