8 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Bakersfield Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Bakersfield Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco, Eureka & Bakersfield Itinerary

Start: Inyokern
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Inyokern

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Bay and Alcatraz Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Cable Car Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel site .

Inyokern to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Inyokern in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Your list of things to see and do now includes Lost Coast Brewery, Patrick's Point State Park, Redwood National Park, and other attractions. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lost Coast Brewery.

Discover how to plan a Eureka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Eureka in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Eureka, with lows around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Arcata Community Forest, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Eureka to Bakersfield in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in December: highs in Bakersfield hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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