13 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area journey planner

Make it your trip
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, walk around Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Prager Winery & Port Works, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more). Dedicate the 19th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Napa visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Napa, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then learn about winemaking at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can fly from Napa to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in October, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips