12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
2
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Napa
— 1 night
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
6
Monterey
— 2 nights

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then trek along Ocean Path, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Bangor International Airport. October in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula
Compass Harbor Trail ©
Compass Harbor Trail

2
nights
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, then hike along Precipice Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Somes Sound. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip planner.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Somes Sound
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Acadia National Park to San Francisco in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Acadia National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Napa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
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 (Thu): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Sur journey app.

Traveling by car from Napa to Big Sur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, train, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Napa in October, plan for slightly colder days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge and then stroll through Point Lobos.

Plan a Monterey trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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