6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route maker

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Monterey
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, then don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park journey maker site.

Washington DC to Redwood National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, Redwood National Park is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Venture Gallery and Monterey History & Arts Association : Salvador Dali. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship (in Aptos), West Cliff Drive (in Santa Cruz) and Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Monterey with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.