42 days in California Itinerary

42 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Stanford
— 1 night
3
Yountville
— 3 nights
4
Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
9
Huntington Beach
— 2 nights
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
11
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
12
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
13
San Simeon
— 1 night
14
Carmel
— 1 night
15
Big Sur
— 2 nights
16
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
17
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
18
Half Moon Bay
— 3 nights
19
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stanford.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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Stanford

Stanford ©
Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. On the 13th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Portola Redwoods State Park, then do a tasting at Thomas Fogarty Winery, then identify plant and animal life at El Corte De Madera, and finally explore the world behind art at Rodin Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanford trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Stanford in an hour. June in Stanford sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Stanford

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Woodside, Portola Redwoods State Park
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Portola Redwoods State Park ©
Portola Redwoods State Park
Rodin Sculpture Garden ©
Rodin Sculpture Garden
Thomas Fogarty Winery ©
Thomas Fogarty Winery

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Visiting Sonoma Coast State Beach and Safari West will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and Goat Rock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Yountville side-trips: Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg), Sterling Vineyards (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yountville itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Stanford to Yountville takes 2 hours. Traveling from Stanford in June, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Yountville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Taylor Family Vineyards, Safari West, Bodega Head
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, then identify plant and animal life at Tahoe City Field Station, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, hit the slopes at Northstar California, and then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Olympic Valley holiday planner.

You can drive from Yountville to Olympic Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Yountville in June, Olympic Valley is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Truckee, Incline Village
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Pope Beach, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Bodie State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

2
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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then sample the fine beverages at Malahat Spirits, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Newport Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington State Beach, then take a stroll through Downtown Huntington Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Huntington Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then explore the stunning scenery at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, then admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and finally visit Angelino Heights Historic Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Bay, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, and finally see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. On the next day, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then admire all the interesting features of 26-Mile Bike Path, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica driving holiday planning website.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Rodeo Drive, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara visit planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Butterfly Beach
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip planning app.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and finally trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carmel itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, and finally trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur journey builder site.

Drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at New Brighton State Beach, and finally delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Aptos, New Brighton State Beach
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach
Wilder Ranch State Park ©
Wilder Ranch State Park

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): experience rural life at Swanton Berry Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitola Beach, then kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Main Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then cruise along West Cliff Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pleasure Point Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Capitola Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Swanton Berry Farm
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Pescadero State Beach. Relax by the water at San Gregorio State Beach and Bean Hollow State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Pigeon Point Light Station in Pescadero (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll through Miramar Beach, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay State Beach, don't miss a visit to Mavericks, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Devil's Slide Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Half Moon Bay: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Moss Beach, Pescadero, Sawyer Camp Trail, Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, San Gregorio State Beach
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve ©
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 20th (Mon), take a stroll through Chinatown, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Hyde Street Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Half Moon Bay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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