8 days in Mill Valley & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

8 days in Mill Valley & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Mill Valley
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Death Valley National Park
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Mill Valley: Sonoma (Wine Tours & Tastings, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center, and take some stellar pictures from Vista Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mill Valley day trip planner.

San Francisco to Mill Valley is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mill Valley when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
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State Park
Marin Headlands
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park attractions planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mill Valley to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. In October, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Badwater Basin
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Zabriskie Point
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Lookout
Dante's View
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