12 days in West Coast Itinerary

12 days in West Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Redding Municipal Airport, Drive to Dunsmuir
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Dunsmuir
— 1 night
Drive
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Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood City
— 1 night
Drive
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Oakland
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 2 nights

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Dunsmuir

— 1 night
Dunsmuir is a city in Siskiyou County, northern California. Plan a Dunsmuir trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Honolulu to Dunsmuir is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Honolulu to Dunsmuir, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Dunsmuir, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. You will leave for Calistoga on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Dunsmuir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Calistoga

— 2 nights
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 27th (Mon), do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at Sterling Vineyards, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dunsmuir to Calistoga takes 4 hours. September in Calistoga sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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 Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks, San Francisco Botanical Garden, and other attractions.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Redwood City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Redwood City

— 1 night
Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately south of San Francisco, and northwest of San Jose. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at San Mateo County History Museum, explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Redwood City takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Redwood City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oakland.

Things to do in Redwood City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oakland

— 1 night
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oakland trip planner.

Drive from Redwood City to Oakland in an hour. In October in Oakland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for San Jose on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Jose travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oakland to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping