11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

11 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sonoma County tour planner

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to The Sea Ranch
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The Sea Ranch
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Rosa
— 9 nights
Fly

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The Sea Ranch

— 1 night
On the 16th (Thu), work some fitness into your day at Walk On Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sea Ranch Chapel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our The Sea Ranch trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to The Sea Ranch is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to The Sea Ranch. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get a bit cooler in The Sea Ranch: highs are around 58°F and lows about 35°F. You'll set off for Santa Rosa on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in The Sea Ranch

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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Santa Rosa

— 9 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens and Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Bring the kids along to Goat Rock Beach and Jack London State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Jenner (Stillwater Cove Regional Park & Salt Point State Park), Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano, Cline Cellars, &more) and Bodega Bay (St. Teresa of Avila Church & Bodega Head). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Annadel State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, and learn about winemaking at Geyser Peak Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from The Sea Ranch to Santa Rosa takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.