7 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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7 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Monterey Bay and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carmel, Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum ©
Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Sacramento History Museum, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento, and then see the interesting displays at California Automobile Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online road trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California Automobile Museum ©
California Automobile Museum

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Villa Ca'Toga, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Calistoga online road trip planner .

You can drive from Sacramento to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Villa Ca'Toga ©
Villa Ca'Toga

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