8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Rosa — 2 nights

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: stroll through Safari West, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Rosa attractions planning website.

New York City to Santa Rosa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Santa Rosa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 76°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Rosa in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites