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: Houston
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Oakland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bodega Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Oakland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  9​h
End: Houston

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Oakland

Oakland
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oakland attractions planner.

Houston to Oakland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Oakland is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Oakland: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. You will leave for Bodega Bay on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries Parks Tours

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Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay ©
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. You've now added Doran Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, then stop by Ramini Mozzarella, and then kick back and relax at Doran Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodega Bay road trip website .

Drive from Oakland to Bodega Bay in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Oakland, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Bodega Bay, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ramini Mozzarella, Patrick Amiot
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Doran Beach ©
Doran Beach
Patrick Amiot ©
Patrick Amiot
Ramini Mozzarella ©
Ramini Mozzarella

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Oakland

Oakland ©
Marin Headlands has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sinai, then explore the activities along Lake Merritt, and then see the interesting displays at Oakland Museum of California. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, and then don't miss a visit to Jack London Square.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oakland online trip maker .

You can drive from Bodega Bay to Oakland in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bodega Bay in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oakland: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a bus to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Lake Merritt ©
Lake Merritt
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lands End as well as North Beach. On the 6th (Sat), hike along Lands End, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, then wander the streets of North Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

San Francisco is very close to Oakland. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Napa, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui Winery
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Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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