15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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1
Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
2
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
3
Merced
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights

3
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jack London State Historic Park and Bartholomew Park. Let the collections at Mumm Napa and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Rosa: Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford) and Woodhouse Chocolate (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, savor the flavors at Paradise Ridge Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Sonoma County.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa trip maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Santa Rosa is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ljubljana to Santa Rosa, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Santa Rosa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Sharpsteen Museum, Woodhouse Chocolate
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Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

2
nights
Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sculptured Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve, and then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Earthquake Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Adubon Canyon Ranch, thenidentify plant and animal life at Martin Griffin Preserve, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bolinas Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Point Reyes National Seashore trip maker tool.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Point Reyes National Seashore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Point Reyes National Seashore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Merced.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Bolinas Museum
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Tule Elk Preserve ©
Tule Elk Preserve
Martin Griffin Preserve
Martin Griffin Preserve
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

3
nights
Merced

Merced ©
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get outdoors at Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Lewis Creek Trail. Step out of Merced with an excursion to Children's Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst--about 1h 20 min away.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Merced online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Merced takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Merced are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Merced

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Lewis Creek Trail, Children's Museum of the Sierra
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Children's Museum of the Sierra ©
Children's Museum of the Sierra

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at San Francisco Art Institute, explore the galleries of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Merced to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Merced in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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