30 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

30 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area travel route maker

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Monterey
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 8 nights
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Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, approximately Felton away. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at Monterey Bay Food Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Monterey: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Point Reyes National Seashore to Santa Rosa to see Harvest Moon Winery about 1h 5 min away.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore online visit planner.

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 November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Point Reyes National Seashore, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Calistoga (Von Strasser Family of Wines & Vincent Arroyo Winery). Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Napa

— 8 nights

America's Wine Country

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Clos Pegase Winery (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, look for gifts at Passaggio Wines, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary builder tool.

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 December, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips