15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Oregon Coast Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Oregon Coast Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Oregon Coast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  10​h
1
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Sonoma

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Sonoma Plaza. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then admire all the interesting features of Jack London State Historic Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and finally look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sonoma trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sonoma is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sonoma, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jack London State Historic Park, Petaluma Seed Bank, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then trek along Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online trip builder .

You can drive from Sonoma to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Sonoma in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Alcatraz Island. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, enjoy some diversion at Sand Master Park, and then try for a hole-in-one at Sandland Adventures.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Florence are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding ©
Sand Master Park - Sandboarding
Sandland Adventures ©
Sandland Adventures

3
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ecola State Park and Fort Stevens State Park. When in Cannon Beach, make a side trip to see Astoria Column in Astoria, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, look for gifts at Seaside Candyman, and kick back and relax at Manzanita Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cannon Beach road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cannon Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside Candyman, Manzanita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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