50 days in Marin County, Healdsburg & San Francisco Itinerary

50 days in Marin County, Healdsburg & San Francisco Itinerary

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Mill Valley
— 4 nights
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Stinson Beach
— 1 night
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Novato
— 7 nights
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Healdsburg
— 11 nights
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San Rafael
— 6 nights
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Tiburon
— 4 nights
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Sausalito
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 10 nights
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Mill Valley — 4 nights

Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Mill Valley to Sonoma to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Muir Beach, identify plant and animal life at Steep Ravine Environmental Campground, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tamalpais State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mill Valley holiday website.

Tampa to Mill Valley is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Mill Valley due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mill Valley, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stinson Beach.
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Stinson Beach — 1 night

Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Stinson Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, and then admire the masterpieces at Bolinas Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stinson Beach trip builder app.

Stinson Beach is very close to Mill Valley. In July in Stinson Beach, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Novato.
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Novato — 7 nights

Novato is a city in northern Marin County, in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, in the U.S. state of California. Explore Novato's surroundings by going to Petaluma (101 North Brewing Company, Petaluma Hills Brewing Company, &more) and Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at Hamilton Field History Museum, learn about all things military at Military Antiques & Museum, and make a trip to Petaluma Arts Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Novato journey planner.

Traveling by car from Stinson Beach to Novato takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Novato are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 11 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: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Woodhouse Chocolate (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, do a tasting at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, and admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Novato to Healdsburg takes an hour. July in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Rafael.
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San Rafael — 6 nights

Intended as a place of healing, San Rafael has its origins as a mission for the native people who resided in villages nearby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Rafael: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Pinole.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Rafael online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Rafael by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in San Rafael can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Tiburon.
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Tiburon — 4 nights

Tiburon is an incorporated town in Marin County, California. Tiburon is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: grab your bike and head to Perimeter Road, appreciate the history behind Blackie's Pasture, see the interesting displays at Golden State Model Railroad Museum, and stroll around Shoreline Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tiburon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Tiburon is very close to San Rafael. August in Tiburon sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sausalito.
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Sausalito — 6 nights

Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Take a break from Sausalito with a short trip to Marina Bay Trail in Richmond, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Waldo Point Harbor.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sausalito trip builder app.

Sausalito is just a short distance from Tiburon. Traveling from Tiburon in August, expect nights in Sausalito to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Santa Rosa (Hook and Ladder Winery, Charles M. Schulz Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

San Francisco is just a short distance from Sausalito. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Marin County travel guide

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Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the natural beauty of Marin County provides an optimal setting for the oldest cross-country running event in the United States. The area's first European visitors arrived as early as 1579; less than 20 years later, Portuguese explorer Sebastian Cermeno lost his ship while he was exploring the coast. Some of the Spanish influence can still be seen in the city of San Rafael, the county seat. Trails that ribbon through the mountains and along the coast inspired the first mountain bike. Artists have also garnered inspiration from the redwoods, mountains, and shores. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the county's civic center, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
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