11 days in Columbus & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in Columbus & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Columbus
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Guerneville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rockhouse, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then learn about winemaking at Rockside Winery and Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Christopher Columbus Statue, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Columbus Commons, then admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Towers Hall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Columbus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

You can fly from Columbus to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Guerneville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Guerneville

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 14th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Thumbprint Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then learn about winemaking at Dutton Goldfield Winery, then do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Guerneville road trip planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Guerneville in 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Guerneville are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Napa

America's Wine Country

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 16th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip builder app.

Getting from Guerneville to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Napa, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip