8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area route maker

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Ferry to Cozumel, Fly to Sacramento
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and finally get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sacramento trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Sacramento is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Sacramento. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga journey maker.

You can drive from Sacramento to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. April in Calistoga sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Calistoga to Monterey by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, subway, and shuttle. Traveling from Calistoga in April, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods