8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Durham

3
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner .

Durham to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durham to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durham in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Change things up with these side-trips from Calistoga: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Gracianna Winery, & more), Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza & Sonoma Barracks) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Calistoga, with lows around 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Napa, St. Helena, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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