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: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Monterey is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Monterey, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Guerneville

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

Plan my day in Guerneville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Guerneville takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Guerneville to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Healdsburg
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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 13th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of SoMa, then take a stroll through Nob Hill, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Guerneville to San Francisco in 2 hours. While traveling from Guerneville, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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