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: Columbia
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Columbia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Musee Mecanique and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Columbia to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Columbia in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 22nd (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 23rd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Sharpsteen Museum, Mumm Napa
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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