13 days in Vancouver & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

13 days in Vancouver & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Monterey, United States
— 2 nights

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach) and Zipline (in Whistler). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park, explore the activities along English Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and take a stroll through Gastown.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Vancouver tour planning tool.

Dayton, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dayton in July, expect Vancouver to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Britannia Mine Museum, Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain, Zipline
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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Healdsburg, United States

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 31st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, then see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally make a trip to Healdsburg Plaza.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Healdsburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

Plan my day in Monterey using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos, National Steinbeck Center
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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