8 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

8 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Guerneville
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Guerneville
— 3 nights
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Sonoma
— 4 nights
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Guerneville

— 3 nights
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. When in Guerneville, make a side trip to see Dry Creek Vineyard in Healdsburg, approximately Healdsburg away. Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guerneville vacation planner.

Knoxville to Guerneville is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Guerneville when traveling from Knoxville in September, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Sonoma

— 4 nights
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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, learn about winemaking at Sonoma Valley, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sonoma trip builder.

Drive from Guerneville to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.