33 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

33 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Monterey
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 10 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 8 nights
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Monterey — 5 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Step out of Monterey to go to Felton and see Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Newark to Monterey is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Monterey. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 10 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Point Reyes National Seashore — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Point Reyes National Seashore: Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach & Martin Griffin Preserve).

Plan my day in Point Reyes National Seashore using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Point Reyes National Seashore, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Napa.
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Napa — 8 nights

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: St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Prager Winery & Port Works, &more), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa). Dedicate the 26th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Napa itinerary site.

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. In June in Napa, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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