16 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

16 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
2
Sonoma
— 4 nights
3
Monterey
— 3 nights

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

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Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wellington in July, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Sonoma

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sonoma: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa). Dedicate the 12th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Sears Point Racing Experience, look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank, walk around Sonoma Plaza, and kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sonoma road trip planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Sonoma, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Petaluma Seed Bank, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing tool.

Drive from Sonoma to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Sonoma in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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