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: Monroe
Fly:  9​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Monroe

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, cast your line with a fishing tour, take a stroll through Chinatown, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker tool .

Monroe to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Monroe to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Monroe in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Calistoga tour planning site .

Drive from Carmel to Calistoga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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