8 days in Sonoma County & Prescott Itinerary

8 days in Sonoma County & Prescott Itinerary

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8 days in Sonoma County & Prescott Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Guerneville
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Prescott
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Sonoma

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): do a tasting at Sonoma Valley, then stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at VJB Cellars, do a tasting at Chateau St. Jean, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and finally do a tasting at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma journey maker tool .

San Francisco to Sonoma is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenwood, Glen Ellen, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

3
nights
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Visit Bodega Dunes and Bodega Head for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Patrick Amiot and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Guerneville: Healdsburg (Alexander Valley Vineyards & Dry Creek Vineyard). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guerneville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sonoma to Guerneville takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Prescott.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Bodega Head, Bodega Dunes, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Sharlot Hall Museum. Explore Prescott's surroundings by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Spas & Wellness (in Sedona). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prescott trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guerneville to Prescott. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Guerneville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Prescott, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

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