8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Yountville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Columbus

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sat), stroll through Half Moon Bay State Beach and then pause for some photo ops at Google Android Lawn Statues. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation app .

Columbus to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than Columbus - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mountain View, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Stanford University
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Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Helicopter Tours
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

2
nights
Yountville

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yountville online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yountville are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yountville

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Balloon Rides
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Balloon Rides
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yountville to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Yountville in July, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
day
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 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park route planning site .

Explore your travel options from Big Sur to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in August; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, learn about winemaking at Natalies Estate Winery, and then take a memorable drive along Willamette Valley.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: highs in Portland hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Natalies Estate Winery, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Natalies Estate Winery ©
Natalies Estate Winery

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