3 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

3 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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3 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to The Embarcadero.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
The Embarcadero ©
The Embarcadero

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night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Ladera Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Moone Tsai Winery, do a tasting at Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Calistoga journey builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in February since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Ladera Vineyards ©
Ladera Vineyards

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then learn about winemaking at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey attractions planner.

Drive from Calistoga to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room ©

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