11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sonoma County visit planner
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Sonoma
— 7 nights
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Guerneville
— 3 nights
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Sonoma — 7 nights

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Simraceway Performance Driving Center, steep yourself in history at Lachryma Montis, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and do a tasting at VJB Cellars.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sonoma online sightseeing planner.

San Francisco to Sonoma is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Sonoma dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Guerneville.
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Guerneville — 3 nights

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Step out of Guerneville with an excursion to Fort Ross State Historic Park in Jenner--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Guerneville tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Guerneville takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Guerneville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.
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