8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area tour planner
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Pacific Grove
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Pacific Grove — 1 night

Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the striking features of Larkin House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pacific Grove trip itinerary maker tool.

Newark to Pacific Grove is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark to Pacific Grove, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Pacific Grove reach 63°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Healdsburg — 2 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Thumbprint Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Ross State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg trip planner.

Drive from Pacific Grove to Healdsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Pacific Grove in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Healdsburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning site.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in February, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites