7 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Cannery Row. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Point Lobos and make a trip to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday planner .

Denver to Monterey is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in May, Monterey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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