13 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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13 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary maker tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in July, you will find days in Sacramento are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, iFLY Sacramento
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Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary ©
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Bring the kids along to Wine Tours & Tastings and Sonoma Plaza. Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa) and Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks & Sonoma Coast State Beach). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Calistoga road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Calistoga is a bit cooler than Sacramento - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Siduri Wines, Wine Tours & Tastings, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Calistoga in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Muir Woods National Monument
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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