10 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

10 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

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10 days in San Diego, San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sonoma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 4th (Sat), stop by Passaggio Wines. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sonoma trip builder website .

Getting from San Francisco to Sonoma by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Sonoma, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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