16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Watsonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
11
Santa Clara
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
12
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Oakland
— Few hours
Subway:  15​min
15
Berkeley
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Sacramento
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
18
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
19
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
20
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
21
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
22
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
23
Muir Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
24
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
25
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
26
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Athens

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nights
Watsonville

Watsonville
Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Watsonville online trip itinerary planner .

Athens, Greece to Watsonville is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Watsonville hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Carmel.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel Mission, Carmel River State Beach, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center, then go for a walk through Carmel Beach Boardwalk, then trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and finally take a stroll through Ocean Avenue.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Watsonville to Carmel in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Watsonville.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center

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Watsonville

Watsonville
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Watsonville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Watsonville takes an hour. You will leave for San Francisco on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

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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 Golden Gate Park, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, and other attractions. On the 18th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

Getting from Watsonville to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs
Coit Tower
Coit Tower

1
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Watsonville

Watsonville
To find more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Watsonville holiday builder site .

You can drive from Monterey to Watsonville in an hour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
You've added Golden Gate Park, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, then pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Watsonville to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs
Coit Tower
Coit Tower

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Watsonville trip builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Watsonville takes 2 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Washburn Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and finally stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Watsonville to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Watsonville in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville
To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Watsonville trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Watsonville. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Watsonville are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

few
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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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz day trip planning site .

Santa Cruz is just a stone's throw from Watsonville. August in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis and then get engrossed in the history at Campbell Historical Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, read Santa Clara journey planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Clara in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Clara, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Campbell Historical Museum
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Campbell Historical Museum ©
Campbell Historical Museum

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Willow Glen.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Jose route builder.

San Jose is just a short distance from Santa Clara. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Watsonville.

Things to do in San Jose

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Willow Glen ©
Willow Glen

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Watsonville online route planner .

Getting from San Jose to Watsonville by car takes about an hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Jose in August: highs in Watsonville hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will leave for Oakland on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): engage your brain at Chabot Space & Science Center and then stroll through Tilden Nature Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oakland trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Watsonville to Oakland takes 2 hours. August in Oakland sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take the subway to Berkeley.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tilden Nature Area ©
Tilden Nature Area
Chabot Space & Science Center ©
Chabot Space & Science Center

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Berkeley

Berkeley
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourth Street.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and other tourist information, read our Berkeley trip planner.

Berkeley is just a short distance from Oakland. In August, daily temperatures in Berkeley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in Berkeley

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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Watsonville

Watsonville
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Watsonville sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Berkeley to Watsonville takes 2 hours. You will leave for Sacramento on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 24th (Mon), browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Watsonville to Sacramento in 3 hours. Traveling from Watsonville in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront

1
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Watsonville

Watsonville
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Watsonville trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Sacramento to Watsonville in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in August: highs in Watsonville hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McWay Falls as well as Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Big Sur road trip app .

Getting from Watsonville to Big Sur by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Watsonville.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
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Watsonville

Watsonville
For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Watsonville trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Big Sur to Watsonville by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Monterey on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Del Monte Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Del Monte Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Watsonville to Monterey takes an hour. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Watsonville.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Del Monte Beach ©
Del Monte Beach
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

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Watsonville

Watsonville
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Watsonville route website .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Watsonville takes an hour. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Muir Beach.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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Muir Beach

Muir Beach ©
Muir Beach is a census designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5mi northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Muir Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then get great views at Muir Beach Overlook.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Muir Beach day trip planner .

You can drive from Watsonville to Muir Beach in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Watsonville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Muir Beach, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in Muir Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Beach
Muir Beach

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Watsonville

Watsonville
For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Watsonville trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Muir Beach to Watsonville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Muir Beach in August, you will find days in Watsonville are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Watsonville

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Park, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, and other attractions. On the 28th (Fri), go for a walk through Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Watsonville to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs
Coit Tower
Coit Tower

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville ©
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Pezzini Farms.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Watsonville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Watsonville takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Watsonville

Shopping

Side Trip

Pezzini Farms
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Pezzini Farms ©
Pezzini Farms

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