7 days in Chico & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

7 days in Chico & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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7 days in Chico & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  3​h
1
Chico
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sacramento

1
night
Chico

Chico ©
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pick up some local products at Chico Certified Farmer's Market.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chico sightseeing tool .

San Francisco to Chico is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Chico. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Chico

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eighth & Main Antique Center ©
Eighth & Main Antique Center
Bidwell Park ©
Bidwell Park
Honey Run Covered Bridge ©
Honey Run Covered Bridge

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Chico to Sacramento takes 2 hours. In March in Sacramento, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Monterey tour planner .

Getting from Sacramento to Monterey by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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