8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): wander the streets of Ocean Avenue.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Carmel is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Carmel. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery, then view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Red Moose Cookie Company, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then stroll through Piedras Blancas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cambria trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

San Simeon
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

1
day
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park, view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, then look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg tour builder .

Getting from Cambria to Fort Bragg by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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