23 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

23 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Monterey
— 2 nights
2
Guerneville
— 1 night
3
Napa
— 2 nights
4
Sacramento
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
6
Washington DC
— 11 nights

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary builder app.

Tampa to Monterey is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Monterey due to the time zone difference. In June, Monterey is cooler than Tampa - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 8th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, do a tasting at Dutton Goldfield Winery, do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, thenawaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Guerneville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Monterey to Guerneville in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in Guerneville are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Dutton Goldfield Winery
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Dutton Goldfield Winery ©
Dutton Goldfield Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

2
nights
Napa

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa trip planner.

You can drive from Guerneville to Napa in 1.5 hours. June in Napa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West
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Balloon Rides
Safari West ©
Safari West
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento trip builder tool.

You can drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in June, expect Sacramento to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Musee Mecanique. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

11
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Victorian Photography Studio, &more), Old Town (in Fredericksburg) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's lots more to do: walk around National Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC route maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Washington DC is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Baltimore, Arlington, Carlyle House, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

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