31 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

31 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sonoma County trip planner
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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Guerneville
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— 12 nights
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Sonoma
— 18 nights
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Guerneville — 12 nights

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Guerneville: Healdsburg (Alexander Valley Vineyards, Soda Rock Winery, &more), Bodega Bay (Bodega Head & Doran Beach) and Geyserville (Trentadue Winery, Clos du Bois, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

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Chicago to Guerneville is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Guerneville, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guerneville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sonoma.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Sonoma — 18 nights

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.
Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, do a tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonoma trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Guerneville to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. October in Sonoma sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Sonoma County travel guide

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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.