32 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

32 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area travel planner

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San Francisco
— 9 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Point Reyes National Seashore side-trips: Bolinas Museum (in Bolinas), Martin Griffin Preserve (in Stinson Beach) and Santa Rosa (Woodenhead Vintners, Harvest Moon Winery, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Point Reyes National Seashore trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Point Reyes National Seashore is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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 Vincent Arroyo Winery (in Calistoga). Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg road trip planning tool.

Drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Napa

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Crocker & Starr, &more) and Santa Rosa (St. Francis Winery and Vineyards & Charles M. Schulz Museum). Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around Sonoma Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, and do a tasting at Inglenook.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Napa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Monterey

— 5 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Napa to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in December, Monterey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips