5 days in Marin County Itinerary

5 days in Marin County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Marin County tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Oakland, Bus to Point Reyes National Seashore
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
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Stinson Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Muir Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolinas
— 1 night
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trek along Point Reyes Hiking Trails and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tule Elk Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Point Reyes Lighthouse, and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore trip builder app.

Chicago to Point Reyes National Seashore is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Point Reyes National Seashore due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Point Reyes National Seashore are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Stinson Beach.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Stinson Beach

— 1 night
Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Martin Griffin Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stinson Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Stinson Beach takes an hour. In May in Stinson Beach, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Muir Beach.

Things to do in Stinson Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Muir Beach

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Muir Beach Overlook.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Muir Beach trip planner.

Muir Beach is very close to Stinson Beach. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Bolinas.

Bolinas

— 1 night
Bolinas is an unincorporated coastal community in Marin County, California. On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bolinas Lagoon and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alamere Falls.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bolinas itinerary planner.

Bolinas is just a stone's throw from Muir Beach. In May, daytime highs in Bolinas are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bolinas

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Marin County travel guide

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Forests · State Parks · Lookouts
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the natural beauty of Marin County provides an optimal setting for the oldest cross-country running event in the United States. The area's first European visitors arrived as early as 1579; less than 20 years later, Portuguese explorer Sebastian Cermeno lost his ship while he was exploring the coast. Some of the Spanish influence can still be seen in the city of San Rafael, the county seat. Trails that ribbon through the mountains and along the coast inspired the first mountain bike. Artists have also garnered inspiration from the redwoods, mountains, and shores. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the county's civic center, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.