3 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

3 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sonoma County tour planner
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Occidental — 1 night

Occidental is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Monte-Bellaria Di California, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, then take in nature's colorful creations at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and finally whizz through the canopy at Sonoma Canopy Tours. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Russian River, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, and then kick back and relax at Goat Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Occidental road trip planner.

San Francisco to Occidental is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in March since evenings lows in Occidental dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Sonoma.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Sonoma — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then trek along Jack London State Historic Park, then ponder the world of politics at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, and finally walk around Sonoma Plaza.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sonoma trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Occidental to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sonoma can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Sonoma County travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.