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: Zagreb
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  19​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Zagreb

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Carmel River State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey journey builder site .

Zagreb, Croatia to Monterey is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zagreb in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Sharpsteen Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Modus Operandi Cellars and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Baldacci Family Vineyards). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Mumm Napa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calistoga trip maker website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Mumm Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

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