10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe (California) Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey planner .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do a tasting at Madrigal Family Winery, take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer, then get great views at Vista Point, and finally kick back and relax at Kirby Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sausalito visit website .

Sausalito is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Sausalito

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Battery Spencer ©
Battery Spencer

1
night
Healdsburg

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 12th (Mon): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Sausalito to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Sausalito in August, expect nights in Healdsburg to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa route maker site .

Getting from Healdsburg to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Napa in August, plan for little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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