7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
bus:  15​min
1
Oakland
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Mill Valley
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. On the 1st (Mon), admire all the interesting features of University of California, Berkeley, take in panoramic vistas at Sather Tower, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oakland sightseeing planner.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sacramento.

Things to do in Oakland

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Berkeley
Highlights from your plan
Lake Merritt ©
Lake Merritt
University of California, Berkeley ©
Sather Tower ©
Sather Tower

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

Take a bus from Oakland to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oakland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Napa road trip website .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in July, with highs in Napa at 79°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros

2
nights
Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Muir Beach, explore the striking landscape of Mount Tamalpais State Park, then kick back and relax at Stinson Beach, and finally take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mill Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Napa to Mill Valley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Mill Valley sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Muir Beach, Stinson Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner.

Getting from Mill Valley to Santa Monica by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mill Valley in July, expect nights in Santa Monica to be somewhat warmer, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Rodeo Drive, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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