3 days in Reno, San Francisco & Monterey Itinerary

3 days in Reno, San Francisco & Monterey Itinerary

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3 days in Reno, San Francisco & Monterey Itinerary

Start: Reno
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Reno
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Reno

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 17th (Tue), have fun at Antique Angel Wedding Chapel, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum, and finally delve into the mystery of Reno Air Racing Association.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reno road trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Reno. In December in Reno, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco planning site .

You can fly from Reno to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reno in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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