8 days in Hutchinson & California Itinerary

8 days in Hutchinson & California Itinerary

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Hutchinson
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Simeon
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Hutchinson

Hutchinson
Hutchinson is the largest city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hutchinson online travel route planner.

Phoenix to Hutchinson is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Hutchinson is 1 hour. In January, Hutchinson is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 23°F and lows of 7°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums · Wineries

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Bridalveil Fall and Badger Pass Ski Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Capitan and Yosemite, Tunnel View. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Washburn Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hutchinson to Yosemite National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hutchinson to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hutchinson in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit warmer, around 13°F, while days are warmer, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon route builder website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in January, plan for little chillier nights in San Simeon, with lows around 37°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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