9 days in Santa Cruz & Yakima Valley Itinerary

9 days in Santa Cruz & Yakima Valley Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
2
Benton City
— 4 nights

4
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cannery Row. Mission San Juan Bautista and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Shakespeare Society of America (in Moss Landing), Monterey (San Carlos Cathedral, 17-Mile Drive, &more) and Carmel (Point Lobos & San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

New York City to Santa Cruz is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Santa Cruz hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Benton City.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Moss Landing, Carmel, Mission San Juan Bautista, Shark Fin Cove
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center ©
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Benton City

Benton City ©
Benton City is a city in Benton County, Washington, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiona Vineyards and Winery and Tucannon Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Cultura Winery (in Zillah) and Prosser (Barrel Springs Winery, 14 Hands Winery, &more). There's more to do: admire the local landmark of Hedges Family Estate and do a tasting at Chandler Reach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Benton City online journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz to Benton City. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, expect nights in Benton City to be about the same, around °F, while days are much warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Benton City

Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Prosser, Cultura Winery
Highlights from your plan
Chandler Reach ©
Chandler Reach
Hamilton Cellars ©
Hamilton Cellars
14 Hands Winery ©
14 Hands Winery

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