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My husband and I are planning a trip to California in April/May. I have done some research but would really appreciate any suggestions regarding our tentative itinerary! This will likely be our only trip to California without kids :)

Day 1: Arrive at San Francisco airport at noon. Pick up rental car and drive to Sonoma Valley.

Day 2: Sonoma Valley wine tour. Second night in Sonoma Valley

Day 3: Drive to Monterey after breakfast. How long realistically should this take?

Day 4: Day trip along coast to Hearst Castle and back to Monterey. Thoughts on whether this is realistic? Other option is just to stay in Monterey and surrounding area for the day.

Day 5: After lunch and hopefully visiting the aquarium, drive to San Francisco. Was hoping to drop off rental car, since we will be staying in Fisherman's Wharf and hope to walk or take transit most places.

Day 6: San Francisco. Alcatraz.

Day 7: San Francisco. Sightseeing.

Day 8: Take BART to airport for flight home

Thanks in advance for your comments! Any suggestions regarding best driving routes would also be appreciated. This may seem like a lot to pack in but we will most likely not be back so we want to see as much as we can

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