17 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

17 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Santa Rosa
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h
London

9
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco Bay and Wine Tours & Tastings. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

6
days
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safari West and Harvest Moon Estate & Winery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Lake Park, do a tasting at Matanzas Creek Winery, and get outside with Snoopy's Home Ice.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Rosa online route builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Rosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Santa Rosa are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Wineries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Annadel State Park ©
Annadel State Park
Snoopy's Home Ice ©
Snoopy's Home Ice

Similar Plans

18 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Yellowstone National Park & Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in New York State, Williamsburg & San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans