10 days in Eugene & California Itinerary

10 days in Eugene & California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Eugene
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Calistoga
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Eugene

Eugene ©
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Nye Beach. Popular historic sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Eugene side-trips: Yachats (Yachats State Park & Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest) and Powell's City of Books (in Portland). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Delta Ponds City Park.

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Vancouver, Canada to Eugene is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Eugene are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eugene

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yachats, Newport, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Powell's City of Books, Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Eugene to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eugene in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning website.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, thendo a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calistoga visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Calistoga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in Calistoga are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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