8 days in San Francisco, Sonoma County & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, Sonoma County & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Guerneville
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Guerneville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Guerneville

— 1 night
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then do a tasting at Korbel Champagne Cellars, then do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Guerneville trip itinerary website.

Drive from San Francisco to Guerneville in 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guerneville, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guerneville to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Guerneville in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.