6 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz & Redwood National Park Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Start: Murrieta
Drive:  7​h
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Milpitas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Murrieta

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San Francisco

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San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco planner .

Murrieta to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Murrieta in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Milpitas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Milpitas

Milpitas ©
Milpitas is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get curious at The Tech Museum of Innovation, meet the residents at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Milpitas trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Milpitas in an hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Milpitas to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Milpitas

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San Jose
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The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo ©
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church ©

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 11th (Tue), engage your brain at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz planner .

Traveling by car from Milpitas to Santa Cruz takes an hour. Traveling from Milpitas in June, expect Santa Cruz to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Seymour Marine Discovery Center ©
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Santa Cruz to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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