8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Atlanta - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Children's Creativity Museum ©
Children's Creativity Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and finally admire all the interesting features of Sonoma Plaza.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Sonoma hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Petaluma Seed Bank, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder tool .

You can drive from Sonoma to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Sonoma in June, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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