10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Big Sur Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Big Sur Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Sonoma
— 3 nights
3
Big Sur
— 1 night

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Speakeasy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Port Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Port Washington to San Francisco. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Washington in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Beer Tastings & Tours
Walking tours

3
nights
Sonoma

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 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thenlearn about winemaking at Repris Wines, and then learn about winemaking at MacLaren.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sonoma trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks
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Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
MacLaren ©
MacLaren

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): take in the views from Big Creek Bridge and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur visit planner.

Getting from Sonoma to Big Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, train, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Sonoma in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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