17 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

17 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly

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Napa — 3 nights

America's Wine Country

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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Charles Krug Winery, &more) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, and admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Napa is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Napa, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Napa hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Healdsburg — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Calistoga (Vincent Arroyo Winery & Sharpsteen Museum). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wittenberg and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

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

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Point Reyes National Seashore sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.
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Carmel — 3 nights

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. Carmel is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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