8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Carmel
— 3 nights
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights

3
nights
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. Visiting Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, McWay Falls, &more). It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

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Fort Lauderdale to Carmel is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Carmel, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August; daily highs in Carmel reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and step aboard USS Pampanito.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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