8 days in San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Sonoma Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sonoma
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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San Francisco

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San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Chinatown has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and then take a stroll through Chinatown.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in January, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riggers Loft Wine Company
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Riggers Loft Wine Company ©
Riggers Loft Wine Company
Fort Point ©
Fort Point

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toulouse Vineyards and HALL Rutherford. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sonoma: St. Helena (Tres Sabores Winery, Sherwin Family Vineyards, & more), Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley) and BobDog Winery (in Cloverdale). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Foley Sonoma.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma trip planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for little chillier nights in Sonoma, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Rutherford
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Tres Sabores Winery ©
Tres Sabores Winery
Toulouse Vineyards ©
Toulouse Vineyards
BobDog Winery ©
BobDog Winery

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