11 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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11 days in San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
2
Sonoma
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Tampa, Florida

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gondola Company, San Diego Bay Walk and Balboa Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. It doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sausalito to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sausalito in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Gondola Company
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
The Gondola Company ©
The Gondola Company

5
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.
Let the collections at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Sonoma: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery, Charles Krug Winery, & more) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sonoma trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Sonoma takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sonoma when traveling from San Diego in May, with lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery, VJB Cellars, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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