8 days in Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Guerneville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Guerneville

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit Works Distillery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Guerneville tour itinerary planning site .

Kansas City to Guerneville is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Guerneville is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Kansas City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guerneville, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Safari West
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

1
night
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 20th (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then walk around Sonoma Plaza, and then look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sonoma trip planning tool .

Getting from Guerneville to Sonoma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Sonoma, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Petaluma Seed Bank, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Petaluma Seed Bank ©
Petaluma Seed Bank

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sonoma in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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