9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Santa Fe Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Santa Fe Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in western Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip maker website .

Drive from San Francisco to Inverness in 1.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Inverness, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Safari West, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Safari West ©
Safari West
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

1
night
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. On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway.

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You can drive from Inverness to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Inverness in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online day trip planner .

You can fly from Carmel to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carmel to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Santa Fe are much warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll set off for home on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve ©
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

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