15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sonoma
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Napa

— 3 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.
Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and appreciate the views at Clos du Val Winery.

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Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, Napa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Shopping

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
St. Helena is known for wineries, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle and wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read St. Helena driving holiday planning website.

St. Helena is just a short distance from Napa. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Calistoga

— 2 nights
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, and then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Calistoga trip itinerary builder.

Calistoga is just a short distance from St. Helena. In November, daytime highs in Calistoga are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sonoma

— 3 nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Lachryma Montis, then learn about winemaking at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, then admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Sonoma Barracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from Calistoga to Sonoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Sonoma can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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.