5 days in Marin County Itinerary

5 days in Marin County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Marin County trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Oakland, Bus to Point Reyes National Seashore
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
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Stinson Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Muir Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolinas
— 1 night
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Chicago

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Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Point Reyes Hiking Trails and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tule Elk Preserve. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Drakes Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse, and then surround yourself with nature on Point Reyes Safaris.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Point Reyes National Seashore tour itinerary builder website.

Chicago to Point Reyes National Seashore is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Point Reyes National Seashore is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Stinson Beach.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Stinson Beach

— 1 night
Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Martin Griffin Preserve and then kick back and relax at Stinson Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stinson Beach journey website.

Getting from Point Reyes National Seashore to Stinson Beach by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Stinson Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Muir Beach.

Things to do in Stinson Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Muir Beach

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Muir Beach Overlook.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Muir Beach online trip maker.

Muir Beach is just a short distance from Stinson Beach. August in Muir Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Bolinas on the 26th (Thu).

Bolinas

— 1 night
Bolinas is an unincorporated coastal community in Marin County, California. On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bolinas Lagoon and then admire the sheer force of Alamere Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bolinas trip itinerary builder.

Bolinas is very close to Muir Beach. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bolinas

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Marin County travel guide

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Forests · State Parks · Lookouts
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the natural beauty of Marin County provides an optimal setting for the oldest cross-country running event in the United States. The area's first European visitors arrived as early as 1579; less than 20 years later, Portuguese explorer Sebastian Cermeno lost his ship while he was exploring the coast. Some of the Spanish influence can still be seen in the city of San Rafael, the county seat. Trails that ribbon through the mountains and along the coast inspired the first mountain bike. Artists have also garnered inspiration from the redwoods, mountains, and shores. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the county's civic center, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.