21 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

21 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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21 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary website .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Get out of town with these interesting Calistoga side-trips: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, & more) and Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa). There's much more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sonoma, Napa, Oakville, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

6
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step out of Monterey to go to Felton and see Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Point Lobos, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, learn about winemaking at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, and hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Calistoga in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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