11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Start: Las Vegas
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
1
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Las Vegas

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Carmel Beach Boardwalk, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder app.

Las Vegas to Carmel is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Carmel hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
Napa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Safari West, then see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and then stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Napa day trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Woodhouse Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Safari West ©
Safari West

2
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Moshin Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

5
nights
San Francisco

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: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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