11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

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Petaluma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sebastopol
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sonoma
— 2 nights

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Petaluma

— 2 nights
Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, 32mi north of San Francisco. On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank, experience rural life at Marin French Cheese Company, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally stroll around Imagination Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then get great views at Muir Beach Overlook, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Petaluma visit planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Petaluma. In May, daily temperatures in Petaluma can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Sebastopol.

Things to do in Petaluma

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Sebastopol

— 2 nights
Sebastopol or is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52mi north of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Patrick Amiot, learn about winemaking at Lynmar Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Dutton Goldfield Winery, then do a tasting at Merry Edwards Winery, and finally make a trip to James E Potter Elementary School. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Iron Horse Vineyards, then do a tasting at Emeritus Vineyards, then explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Doran Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sebastopol online trip itinerary builder.

Sebastopol is very close to Petaluma. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Sebastopol

Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 2 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): do a tasting at Siduri Wines, learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Sterling Vineyards, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, then see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa online tour planner.

Santa Rosa is very close to Sebastopol. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kenwood.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kenwood

— 2 nights
Kenwood, California is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States, located on Sonoma Highway (State Route 12) between the cities of Santa Rosa and Sonoma. On the 27th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Ledson Winery & Vineyard, do a tasting at Kunde Family Winery, then do a tasting at VJB Cellars, then learn about winemaking at B. Wise Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Muscardini Cellars. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jack London State Historic Park, and then browse the exhibits of Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kenwood driving holiday planner.

Kenwood is just a short distance from Santa Rosa. Traveling from Santa Rosa in May, expect nights in Kenwood to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Kenwood

Wineries · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Sonoma

— 2 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.
You've added Sonoma Food Tour, Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley, Noble Wine Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Sonoma's surroundings by going to Sterling Vineyards (in Calistoga), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get a sense of history and politics at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sonoma trip itinerary maker.

Sonoma is very close to Kenwood. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.