10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Napa
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Punta Cana

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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Chinatown, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Cana to San Francisco is minus 4 hours. In January, San Francisco is much colder than Punta Cana - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

On the 22nd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wittenberg, then trek along Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Point Reyes National Seashore travel planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Healdsburg — 1 night

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg attractions tool.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Napa.
Wineries

Napa — 2 nights

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then stroll around Jack London State Historic Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Dean & DeLuca, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Napa route planning tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Napa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Carmel.
Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Carmel — 3 nights

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 26th (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then get engrossed in the history at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Napa to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Napa in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips