5 days in West Coast Itinerary

5 days in West Coast Itinerary

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5 days in West Coast Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mendocino
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco

2
days
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 22nd (Fri): do a tasting at Davis Family Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Storybook Mountain Vineyards, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historic Courthouse Museum, do a tasting at Saracina Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at BobDog Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip maker website .

San Francisco to Healdsburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Healdsburg when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calistoga, Pech Merle Winery Tasting Lounge, Saracina Vineyards, BobDog Winery, Historic Courthouse Museum
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
BobDog Winery ©
BobDog Winery
Saracina Vineyards ©
Saracina Vineyards

3
days
Mendocino

Mendocino
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mendocino Art Center and Handley Cellars Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Navarro Vineyards & Winery and Ford House Visitor Center & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendocino: Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA (in Point Arena) and Philo (Toulouse Vineyards & Winery, Goldeneye Winery, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mendocino trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Mendocino in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Mendocino, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Philo, Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
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Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino Art Center

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