10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Fly
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
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Oakland
— 2 nights
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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Punta Cana in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Pacific Grove.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Pacific Grove — 1 night

Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pacific Grove trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Pacific Grove by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pacific Grove are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Napa.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then hike along Jack London State Historic Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Pacific Grove to Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Napa when traveling from Pacific Grove in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.
Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

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.
On the 25th (Tue), do a tasting at Geyser Peak Winery, then do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg visit planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Wineries

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wittenberg, stroll through Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Point Reyes National Seashore sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January in Point Reyes National Seashore, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Oakland.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Oakland — 2 nights

On the 27th (Thu), deepen your understanding at University of California, Berkeley, examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oakland California Temple, and finally walk around Redwood Regional Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oakland day trip planning tool.

Getting from Point Reyes National Seashore to Oakland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip