29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palo Alto
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Palo Alto
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
San Jose
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Gualala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Palo Alto

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wild SF Walking Tours, AT&T Park, Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, and other attractions. Attractions like Exploratorium and Marshall’s Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website .

Palo Alto to San Francisco is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

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Muir Woods National Monument
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. You'll get in some beach time at Glass Beach and Pudding Creek Beach. Get outdoors at Mendocino Coast and Jack London State Historic Park. When in Fort Bragg, make a side trip to see Montgomery Woods State Reserve in Ukiah, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station, see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg travel planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino, Montgomery Woods State Reserve, Jack London State Historic Park
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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

4
days
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. You've now added Big Basin Redwoods State Park to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Fort Funston National Park and Mori Point will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Shark Fin Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palo Alto: Sulphur Creek Nature Center (in Hayward), San Francisco (Angel Island State Park & Golden Gate Rides Bike Rentals & Tours) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palo Alto trip maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Palo Alto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Fort Bragg in July, plan for slightly colder days in Palo Alto, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Palo Alto

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco, Pacifica, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Shark Fin Cove, Sulphur Creek Nature Center
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
days
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Shasta Caverns and Bumpass Hell. Go for a jaunt from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Red Bluff to see Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak .

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palo Alto to Lassen Volcanic National Park. When traveling from Palo Alto in August, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem, Lake Shasta Caverns
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Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem ©
Gaumer's Jewelry & Musuem

3
days
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Municipal Rose Garden as well as Children's Discovery Museum. Get some cultural insight at Willow Glen and Winchester Mystery House. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Santana Row, take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, get in on the family fun at California's Great America, and see the interesting displays at The Tech Museum of Innovation.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to San Jose in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in August, things will get little chillier in San Jose: highs are around 31°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Parks

Side Trip

California's Great America
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Willow Glen ©
Willow Glen

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz Wharf, Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from San Jose to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

2
days
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacramento Zoo, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at California State Capitol Museum and then stop by Fountains at Roseville.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Sacramento trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gualala.

Things to do in Sacramento

#Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trip

Fountains at Roseville
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
Old Sacramento ©
Old Sacramento

1
day
Gualala

Gualala ©
Gualala is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Goat Rock Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gualala trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Gualala takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gualala are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gualala

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Goat Rock Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach

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