5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oxnard
Drive + Fly:  5​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Mill Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Oxnard

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary app .

Oxnard to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mill Valley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mill Valley vacation planning site .

Mill Valley is just a short distance from San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Mill Valley hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bolinas Beach
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Bolinas Beach ©
Bolinas Beach

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz online travel route planner .

You can drive from Mill Valley to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mill Valley in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites

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day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lovers Point, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey online itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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