30 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

30 days in Sonoma County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sonoma County travel planner

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Guerneville
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Guerneville
— 11 nights
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Sonoma
— 18 nights
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Guerneville

— 11 nights
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Guerneville: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Healdsburg (Hawkes Wine, Alexander Valley Vineyards, &more) and Geyserville (Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Trentadue Winery, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guerneville day trip tool.

Jacksonville to Guerneville is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jacksonville in September since evenings lows in Guerneville dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Guerneville

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Sonoma

— 18 nights
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Change things up with a short trip to Marin French Cheese Company in Petaluma (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, bet on your favorite at Simraceway Performance Driving Center, do a tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sonoma road trip website.

Getting from Guerneville to Sonoma by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Sonoma, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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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.