8 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
1
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Monterey side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Monterey is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Monterey. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Point Lobos, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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