9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Golden Gate
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
7
Dana Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
Golden Gate

Golden Gate
Golden Gate is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Golden Gate journey app .

Atlanta to Golden Gate is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, Golden Gate is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Golden Gate

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Golden Gate to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Golden Gate to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Golden Gate in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 65°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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 (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then hike along Point Lobos State Reserve.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel journey builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Bragg day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Fort Bragg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be slightly colder, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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

Getting from Fort Bragg to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 8th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dana Point.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Dana Point

Dana Point
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dana Point tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Seattle to Dana Point takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Discover how to plan a San Diego trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dana Point to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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