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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Portola Redwoods State Park, 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 find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stanford trip itinerary tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Stanford by car takes about an hour. June in Stanford sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in Stanford

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Woodside, Portola Redwoods State Park
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and Goat Rock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Yountville: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Sterling Vineyards (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, admire the landmark architecture of Domaine Chandon, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yountville holiday maker website.

Drive from Stanford to Yountville in 2 hours. Traveling from Stanford in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Yountville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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:
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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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tahoe City Field Station, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, stroll through Northstar California, and then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley trip site.

Traveling by car from Yountville to Olympic Valley takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Yountville in June since evenings lows in Olympic Valley dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pope Beach, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, then stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, then stroll through Baldwin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 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:
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a 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:
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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 explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 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

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then sample the fine beverages at Malahat Spirits, and finally admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can 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): take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Newport Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington State Beach, then wander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Huntington Beach trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Huntington Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary maker site.

You can 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 a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Santa Monica Mountains, and finally browse the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and finally take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

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

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Beach, then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara day trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time 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): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, stroll through Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. 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. On the 8th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Joullian Vineyards & Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and finally stroll through Scenic Road Walkway.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carmel tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 24°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.
Start 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, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage, and finally hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur trip builder.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Brighton State Beach, and finally delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz sightseeing website.

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:
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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): relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capitola Beach, then kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Main Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive, then stroll through Pleasure Point Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planning app.

On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 some historical perspective at Pigeon Point Light Station and Filoli. Step out of the city life by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and San Gregorio State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Half Moon Bay to Pescadero to see Bean Hollow State Beach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pescadero State Beach, hike along Sawyer Camp Trail, examine the collection at Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, and kick back and relax at Miramar Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Half Moon Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, expect nights in Half Moon Bay to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough 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), wander the streets of Chinatown, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Hyde Street Pier, then stroll through 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, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Half Moon Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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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