9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Francisco Bay Area visit planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lands End and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take an in-depth tour of GLBT Historical Society Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

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Cleveland to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 5 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Williamson Wines Tasting Room and VGS Chateau Potelle. Discover out-of-the-way places like V. Sattui Winery and Stephen & Walker Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Rosa: Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg), Calistoga (Von Strasser Family of Wines & Brian Arden Winery) and Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Deerfield Ranch Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Matanzas Creek Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Rosa tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Santa Rosa hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips