15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
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Merced
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Rosa

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Take a break from the city and head to Jack London State Historic Park and Bartholomew Park. Let the collections at Mumm Napa and Paradise Ridge Winery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Rosa: Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford), Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Woodhouse Chocolate (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, explore the galleries of Patrick Amiot, get a taste of the local shopping with Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Sonoma County.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa trip maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Santa Rosa is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ljubljana to Santa Rosa, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Santa Rosa hover around 18°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sculptured Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve, and then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Earthquake Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Adubon Canyon Ranch, then identify plant and animal life at Martin Griffin Preserve, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bolinas Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Point Reyes National Seashore trip maker tool.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Point Reyes National Seashore in 1.5 hours. In December in Point Reyes National Seashore, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Merced.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Merced

Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get outdoors at Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Lewis Creek Trail. Step out of Merced with an excursion to Children's Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst--about 1h 20 min away.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Merced online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Merced takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Merced are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Merced

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Merced to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Merced in December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks