San Francisco - Napa Valley - Redwood National Forest - Eureka (305 miles)
Today we will visit Napa Valley. In the afternoon, we will enter the Redwood National Forest as highlights include: Chandelier Tree, Tree Shop, Founder's Tree Grove, and the Avenue of Giants. Overnight stay in Eureka.
Napa Valley, CA
This region between San Francisco and Sacremento is internationally famous for its wines, which are considered among the best in the world. Visitors can tour many of the more than four hundred vineyards and wineries that dot the area.
Redwood National Park, CA
Home to the tallest trees on Earth. The trees can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. The park also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Hotel or similar
Eureka - Crater Lake National Park - Klamath Falls (224 miles)
Visit Crater Lake National Park. The lake was formed after the collapse of Mount Mazama -an ancient volcano that erupted approximately 7,700 years ago. The lake is 6 miles long, 4 miles wide and 1932 feet deep. Overnight stay in Klamath Falls.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
The lake was formed after the collapse of mount mazama - an ancient volcano that erupted approximately 7,700 years ago, the length of lake is 6 miles and width is 4 miles with a depth of 1932 feet.
Standard Hotel: Days Inn or similar
Klamath Falls - Mount Shasta View Point - McArthur-Burney Falls - San Francisco (361 miles)
Driving through the Klamath river basin, we will arrive at foothills of Mt Shasta. Then we will continue to visit Burney Falls. We will head back to Bay Area after the tour.
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, CA
The waterfall that gives this park its name may not be the tallest or longest, but they are some of the most unique falls on the planet. A series of cascading falls flows out from the cliffside rock itself.
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Hilton SFO/Double tree by Hilton hotel SFO/Hilton Garden Inn SFO/Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco (243 miles)
Today, we will see the beautiful coastline of California as we drive along the 17-Mile Drive, passing Seal Rock, the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, and old Fisherman's Wharf, until we reach the charming little town of Carmel. At the end of the day, we will return to San Francisco so guests can be dropped off at the airport for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book flights.
Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.
This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.
The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.