31 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

31 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Washington DC Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Napa
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Guerneville
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Monterey
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Washington DC
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Lands End and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walt Disney Family Museum and Presidio of San Francisco. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). Dedicate the 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Nature

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Lands End ©
Lands End
Boat Tours & Water Sports
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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Napa

Napa ©

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.
On the 5th (Wed), learn about winemaking 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. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guerneville.

Things to do in Napa

Wildlife · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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Safari West ©
Safari West
Balloon Rides
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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Guerneville

Guerneville ©
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 7th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Guerneville trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Napa to Guerneville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Guerneville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Carmel River State Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Links. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and Asilomar State Beach. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, take in the exciting artwork at Wyland Gallery Carmel, don't miss a visit to John Denver Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Guerneville to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Guerneville in August, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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 discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of African American History and Culture and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Victorian Carriage Company. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Annapolis Historic District) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. On the 25th (Tue), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker.

You can fly from Monterey to Washington DC in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Monterey to Washington DC. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

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