7 days in Redwood National Park, Santa Cruz & San Francisco Itinerary

7 days in Redwood National Park, Santa Cruz & San Francisco Itinerary

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7 days in Redwood National Park, Santa Cruz & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Charleston

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

Charleston to Redwood National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charleston to Redwood National Park. In June, Redwood National Park is cooler than Charleston - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
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 29th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, then learn about winemaking at Storrs Winery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Cruz trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Santa Cruz. When traveling from Redwood National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Storrs Winery ©
Storrs Winery

4
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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