8 days in Denver, San Francisco & Sonoma County Itinerary

8 days in Denver, San Francisco & Sonoma County Itinerary

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8 days in Denver, San Francisco & Sonoma County Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Denver

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Molly Brown House Museum and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Art Museum. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, admire all the interesting features of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver attractions site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. June in Denver sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Denver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sonoma trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Sonoma hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Guerneville.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Goosecross Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

1
night
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Guerneville online journey planner .

You can drive from Sonoma to Guerneville in 1.5 hours. June in Guerneville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guerneville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gracianna Winery
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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