11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Sausalito
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
7
Monterey
— Few hours
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Miami, Florida

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and China Beach. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and RocketBoat. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be cooler, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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nights
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, take some stellar pictures from Vista Point, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Stinson Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sausalito travel route planner.

Sausalito is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. In August, daily temperatures in Sausalito can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Sausalito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 5th (Sat), cool off at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Sausalito to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Sausalito in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Napa

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ©
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station and then stroll through Glass Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Bragg route planner.

Drive from Napa to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Napa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Cabrillo Light Station
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Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach and then steep yourself in history at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Fort Bragg in August, plan for much colder days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Carmel. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey online route planner.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites
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San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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