My husband and I will be visiting California for the first time this April! We both love the outdoors (camping, biking, hiking, etc) and are very excited to explore California together!
After a lot of research and reading we are still confused as to what would be our best itinerary. We have 8 nights and 9 days to explore. We plan to fly in and out of San Francisco. Our plan is to spend the first 2 days in San Francisco and then rent a small RV to travel elsewhere.
If you could please weigh in on the following options that would be greatly appreciated.
Option 1: San Francisco (2 nights) to Big Sur Area (2 nights) to Redwoods National Park (3 nights) to San Francisco (1 night).
Option 3: San Francisco (2 nights) to Napa (1 night) to Yosemite (3 nights) to Big Sur (2 nights) to San Francisco to grab plane.
Basically we want to hike, see wildlife, take pictures, and unplug from our normal hustle and bustle for a while. We can't seem to decide between Redwoods National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite.
Any feedback would be wonderful! Thank you all!