10 days in Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly:  6 h
1
Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Occidental
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Denver

3
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safari West and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg), Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit Works Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa route builder.

Denver to Santa Rosa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Santa Rosa is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Occidental.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Spirit Works Distillery
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Safari West ©
Safari West
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

2
nights
Occidental

Occidental ©
Occidental is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Sturgeons Mill, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, thenlook for gifts at Ramini Mozzarella, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Lynmar Estate Winery, thendo a tasting at Fog Crest Vineyard, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Highlands, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Occidental online trip itinerary maker.

Occidental is very close to Santa Rosa. In June in Occidental, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Occidental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sebastopol, Jenner, Bodega Dunes, Ramini Mozzarella
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Sturgeons Mill ©
Sturgeons Mill

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Exploratorium, shop like a local with Union Square, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Occidental to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Occidental in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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