8 days in San Francisco & Mendocino Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Mendocino Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Mendocino
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Mumm Napa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at California State Railroad Museum and Ferry Building Marketplace. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley (in Yountville), Golden 1 Center (in Sacramento) and Dry Creek Vineyard (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.
Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Mendocino — 3 nights

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Cabrillo Light Station and Highlight Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Mendocino Coast and Lagoon Creek. Step out of Mendocino with an excursion to Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument in Point Arena--about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Kwan Tai.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mendocino road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in February since evenings lows in Mendocino dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips