23 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Auburn & Honolulu Itinerary

23 days in San Francisco Bay Area, Auburn & Honolulu Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Point Reyes Hiking Trails and then identify plant and animal life at Point Reyes Safaris.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore holiday maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Point Reyes National Seashore. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Healdsburg — 3 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). There's more to do: squeeze the most out of the city with Ace It Bike Tours and do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planning tool.

Drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.
Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Napa — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Passaggio Wines) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano and do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary site.

Getting from Healdsburg to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Napa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Auburn.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, California. Explore Auburn's surroundings by going to Table Mountain (in Oroville), Crystal Hermitage Gardens (in Nevada City) and McLaughlin's Daffodil Hill (in Jackson). There's more to do: stroll through West Coast Falconry and don't miss a visit to Bourne Cottage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Auburn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Auburn takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Auburn are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Carmel — 2 nights

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 19th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Auburn to Carmel in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Honolulu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Carmel to Honolulu by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Carmel to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carmel in March, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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