12 days in Stockton & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Stockton & San Francisco Itinerary

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12 days in Stockton & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Stockton
1
Stockton
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Stockton

7
nights
Stockton

Stockton ©
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockton: Sacramento (Capitol Park, Crocker Art Museum, & more), Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley) and iFLY Sacramento (in Roseville). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, do a tasting at Macchia Wines, make a trip to Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple, and explore the world behind art at The Haggin Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockton itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Stockton are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Stockton

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sacramento, iFLY Sacramento, Empire Mine State Historic Park, Van Ruiten Family Vineyard, Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Calaveras Big Trees State Park ©
Calaveras Big Trees State Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour website .

Traveling by car from Stockton to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stockton in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums 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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