11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  26​h
1
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Let the collections at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and view the masterpieces at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Helena tour itinerary planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to St. Helena is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect nights in St. Helena to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, Oakville, Calistoga, Rutherford, Bell Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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. On the 24th (Wed), stroll through Asilomar State Beach, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel day trip planning tool .

Drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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