9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Chinatown, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, thenadmire the architecture and history at Mission Dolores, and finally identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife
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San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Von Strasser Family of Wines, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Madrigal Family Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Prager Winery & Port Works, and finally learn about winemaking at Moone Tsai Winery. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, thenlearn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars tasting Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Girard Winery.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Calistoga travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Calistoga to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Yountville
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VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Moone Tsai Winery ©
Moone Tsai Winery

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Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 19th (Tue), make a trip to Lovers Point, don't miss a visit to John Denver Memorial, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Carmel Mission, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, thenkick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Pacific Grove day trip planning website.

You can drive from Calistoga to Pacific Grove in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Calistoga in May, you will find days in Pacific Grove are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Legion of Honor. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Stinson Beach in Stinson Beach, about 58 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Pacific Grove to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Stinson Beach
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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