41 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

41 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sacramento
— 5 nights
2
Napa
— 8 nights
3
Healdsburg
— 8 nights
4
San Francisco
— 11 nights
5
Monterey
— 8 nights

5
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sacramento: Roseville (Roseville Telephone Museum & Carnegie Library Historical Museum), Grass Valley (Bourne Cottage & Empire Mine State Historic Park) and McHenry Mansion (in Modesto). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, stroll around William Land Park, trek along Stevens Trail, and explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento day trip site.

Dallas to Sacramento is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Roseville, Grass Valley, McHenry Mansion, Folsom Prison Museum
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

8
nights
Napa

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Sonoma (Sears Point Racing Experience & MacLaren), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, and take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary site.

Drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in August; daily highs in Napa reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Glen Ellen, Rutherford, Oakville
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

8
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Calistoga, Guerneville, Sonoma Coast State Beach, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alexander Valley Vineyards ©
Alexander Valley Vineyards

11
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of The Castro, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

8
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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