9 days in Monterey & Gainesville Itinerary

9 days in Monterey & Gainesville Itinerary

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9 days in Monterey & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: Monterey
1
Monterey
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
2
Gainesville
— 2 nights
End: Gainesville

5
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton), Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Monterey. November in Monterey sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gainesville.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

2
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Explore hidden gems such as Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Gypsy Gold Horse Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Gainesville: Ocala (Sholom Park & Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Florida, immerse yourself in nature at Paynes Prairie, admire the natural beauty at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Swamp Head Brewery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gainesville itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monterey to Gainesville takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Monterey in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gainesville, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ocala, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium ©
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
University of Florida ©
University of Florida

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