10 days in San Francisco & Winston Salem Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Winston Salem Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco & Winston Salem Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Winston Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Winston Salem.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Winston Salem

Winston Salem ©
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanging Rock State Park, steep yourself in history at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, and then make a trip to Historic Bethania, NC. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of BB&T Ballpark, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Salem Lake.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Winston Salem day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Francisco to Winston Salem in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Winston Salem: highs are around 84°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
Salem Lake ©
Salem Lake
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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