6 days in Palo Alto & Cincinnati Itinerary

6 days in Palo Alto & Cincinnati Itinerary

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Palo Alto
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Palo Alto

— 2 nights
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Gregorio State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Palo Alto road trip tool.

San Francisco to Palo Alto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Get in touch with nature at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Riverwalk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at American Sign Museum and Smale Riverfront Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, take a stroll through Mount Adams, and admire the striking features of Carew Tower.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati visit planner.

Fly from Palo Alto to Cincinnati in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Palo Alto in June, expect nights in Cincinnati to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods