10 days in San Francisco, Napa & Big Sur Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco, Napa & Big Sur Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Napa
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San Francisco
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Big Sur
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Albany to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Albany to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Napa, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Baker Beach and then get great views at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Napa in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Take a break from the city and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and McWay Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pfeiffer State Beach and Partington Cove. Step out of Big Sur with an excursion to Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Point Sur State Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur holiday builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip