2 days in Monterey, Mountain View & San Francisco Itinerary

2 days in Monterey, Mountain View & San Francisco Itinerary

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2 days in Monterey, Mountain View & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Mountain View
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
End: Oakland

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Wharf, 17-Mile Drive and Monterey Bay Aquarium. On the 17th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip tool .

Mountain View to Monterey is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Mountain View, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santa Cruz Wharf
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mountain View tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mountain View: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 61°F at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Outdoors Tours

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day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Embarcadero as well as Twin Peaks. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Mountain View to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks