10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then shop like a local with artifacts gallery. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then shop like a local with Fiona Bleu Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip itinerary app .

Edmonton, Canada to Cambria is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Edmonton, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Ocean Avenue, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carmel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Monterey Bay
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, shop like a local with Highlight Gallery, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): trek along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, then take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to Fort Bragg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much hotter days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and Chinese Culture Center. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through SoMa, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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