31 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

31 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Napa
— 2 nights
3
Guerneville
— 1 night
4
Monterey
— 4 nights
5
Washington DC
— 20 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: trek along Lands End, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and walk around Presidio of San Francisco.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lands End ©
Lands End

2
nights
Napa

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.
On the 5th (Wed), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guerneville.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Balloon Rides
Safari West ©
Safari West
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 7th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Guerneville trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Napa to Guerneville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Guerneville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Tours Nature

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Asilomar State Beach. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey day trip website.

You can drive from Guerneville to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guerneville in August: highs in Monterey hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

20
nights
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of the city life by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and North Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Annapolis Historic District). On the 25th (Tue), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip website.

You can fly from Monterey to Washington DC in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Monterey to Washington DC. Traveling from Monterey in August, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Baltimore, St. Michaels, Chesapeake Beach
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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