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: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning site .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Breakwater, then trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Breakwater ©
Breakwater

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