11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Cincinnati
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h
Cincinnati

2
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 8th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at North Coast Brewing Company, do a tasting at Pacific Star Winery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Noyo Headlands Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Glass Beach and then hike along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail.

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Cincinnati to Fort Bragg is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Fort Bragg, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cincinnati in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Pacific Star Winery ©
Pacific Star Winery
North Coast Brewing Company ©
North Coast Brewing Company

2
days
Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Husch Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Toulouse Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Gulch State Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mendocino trip planner .

Mendocino is just a stone's throw from Fort Bragg. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

#Wineries, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Philo, Point Arena
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Husch Vineyards ©
Husch Vineyards
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and San Francisco Bay. Step out of San Francisco to go to St. Helena and see V. Sattui Winery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and stroll through Point Isabel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Mendocino, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
days
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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