3 days in Santa Cruz & Monterey Itinerary

3 days in Santa Cruz & Monterey Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
— 2 nights

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Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 30th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Mount Hermon Adventures, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Santa Cruz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco to Santa Cruz is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Santa Cruz. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Monterey

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Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get a tailor-made plan with Monterey Bay Kayaks, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then get the lay of the land with Carmel Walks.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip maker.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in October, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos
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