7 days in San Francisco, Sonoma County & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Sonoma County & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Washington DC


San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll around Golden Gate Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey planning app.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods


— 1 night
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Ferrari-Carano Winery, learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Healdsburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Healdsburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg


Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are colder (19°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Sonoma County travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.