11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  5 h
1
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Las Vegas

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Carmel Beach Boardwalk, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder app.

Las Vegas to Carmel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Carmel hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Safari West, thensee the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and then stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Napa day trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Woodhouse Chocolate
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, thendo a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Moshin Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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