9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park, Walt Disney Family Museum and Fisherman's Wharf. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and USS Pampanito. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Huntsville to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Huntsville to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Huntsville - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: Empire Mine State Historic Park (in Grass Valley) and Auburn (Old Town Auburn & Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, contemplate the long history of Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, examine the collection at Old Sacramento, and learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento vacation planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Auburn, Empire Mine State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, do a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Calistoga day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Calistoga, with lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

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