8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  45​min
1
Palo Alto
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Half Moon Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dunsmuir
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Point Reyes Station
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: San Francisco

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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. On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Hoover Tower.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palo Alto road trip website .

San Francisco to Palo Alto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Palo Alto are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Palo Alto

#Museums
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Hoover Tower ©
Hoover Tower

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Montara Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Mavericks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Half Moon Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Palo Alto in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Half Moon Bay: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Montara Point Lighthouse
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Montara Point Lighthouse ©
Montara Point Lighthouse

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Partington Cove, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
Plan my Lassen Volcanic National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Dunsmuir.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Dunsmuir

Dunsmuir ©
Dunsmuir is a city in Siskiyou County, northern California. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens and then get curious at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dunsmuir online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Dunsmuir in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dunsmuir can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Dunsmuir

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum
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Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum ©
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum
Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens ©
Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

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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 29th (Thu): trek along Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Dunsmuir to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dunsmuir in March since evenings lows in Redwood National Park dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendocino.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Big River, admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mendocino road trip planning site .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Mendocino in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in March, expect nights in Mendocino to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Point Reyes Station.

Things to do in Mendocino

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Noyo Headlands Park
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Big River ©
Big River
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

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Point Reyes Station

Point Reyes Station ©
Point Reyes Station is a small unincorporated town located in western Marin County, California. On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Drakes Estero and then kick back and relax at Limantour Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Point Reyes Station holiday builder app .

You can drive from Mendocino to Point Reyes Station in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Point Reyes Station sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Point Reyes Station

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Drakes Estero, Limantour Beach
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Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach

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