31 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

31 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights
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Sacramento
— 4 nights
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Mariposa
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Martin Griffin Preserve (in Stinson Beach). There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 5 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 explore and learn at Sturgeons Mill and Sharpsteen Museum. Fort Ross State Historic Park and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, don't miss a visit to Healdsburg Plaza, and look for gifts at Trattore Farms and Winery.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Napa

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Charles M. Schulz Museum. Shop till you drop at Oxbow Public Market and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards), Santa Rosa (Safari West, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Quent Cordair Fine Art.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 4 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Do your shopping at The Chefs' Olive Mix and Antique Trove. Get outdoors at Stevens Trail and Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Folsom History Museum (in Folsom), Jensen Botanical Garden (in Carmichael) and Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, get engrossed in the history at Governor's Mansion, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

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Traveling by car from Napa to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Napa in June, with highs in Sacramento at 91°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Mariposa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mariposa

— 4 nights
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pioneer Yosemite History Center and El Portal Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail. Get out of town with these interesting Mariposa side-trips: Lewis Creek Trail (in Fish Camp), Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland) and Merced County Courthouse Museum (in Merced). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at California State Mining and Mineral Museum, look for gifts at Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts, examine the collection at Children's Museum of the Sierra, and do a tasting at Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Sacramento to Mariposa takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mariposa can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Mariposa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Monterey Bay. Shop till you drop at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and Photography West Gallery. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Mariposa to Monterey takes 3 hours. When traveling from Mariposa in July, plan for colder days in Monterey, with highs around 69°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips