4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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4 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Taxi + Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
End: Dayton

1
night
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 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app .

Dayton to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dayton in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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