10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Big Sur Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Big Sur Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Big Sur Itinerary

Start: Port Washington
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Sonoma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Port Washington

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
The Speakeasy has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Beer Tastings & Tours. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner .

Port Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Washington to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Washington in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Repris Wines, and then do a tasting at MacLaren Tasting Lounge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sonoma tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 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 and little chillier nights in Sonoma: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Wineries Parks
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Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Repris Wines ©
Repris Wines

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): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge and then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur attractions planner .

You can drive from Sonoma to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Sonoma, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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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