54 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

54 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area route planner

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San Francisco
— 18 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 12 nights
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Napa
— 10 nights
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Monterey
— 7 nights
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San Francisco

— 18 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail (in Half Moon Bay), Oakland California Temple (in Oakland) and Mill Valley (Mount Tamalpais State Park & Muir Woods National Monument). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Point Reyes National Seashore: Trek Winery (in Novato), Stinson Beach (Martin Griffin Preserve & Stinson Beach) and Santa Rosa (Harvest Moon Winery, Helicopter Tours, &more).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in Point Reyes National Seashore dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 12 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Calistoga (Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, Sharpsteen Museum, &more), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Jenner (Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery, Goat Rock Beach, &more). Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery and immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. In October in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Napa

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Calistoga (Ladera Vineyards, Clos Pegase Winery, &more), Schug Carneros Estate Winery (in Sonoma) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: walk around Sonoma Plaza, do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Napa trip planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Monterey

— 7 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas (Toro County Park & National Steinbeck Center). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, bet on your favorite at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monterey online route planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips