10 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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10 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Flight:  45​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Filoli and then stroll through Half Moon Bay State Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center, then get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum, and then examine the collection at Hiller Aviation Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Jacksonville to San Francisco is an approximately 45-hour car ride. You can also take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jacksonville to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Filoli, Computer History Museum, Hiller Aviation Museum, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Cantor Arts Center
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Filoli ©
Filoli
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Hiller Aviation Museum ©
Hiller Aviation Museum

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 11th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Ballentine Vineyards, then do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, then do a tasting at Benessere Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Jericho Canyon Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trip

Jericho Canyon Vineyard
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Ladera Vineyards ©
Ladera Vineyards
Ballentine Vineyards ©
Ballentine Vineyards
Jericho Canyon Vineyard ©
Jericho Canyon Vineyard

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panorama Trail and Lembert Dome. Get in touch with nature at Four Mile Trail and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Mono County Museum (in Bridgeport), Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and June Lake Brewing (in June Lake). There's lots more to do: get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than St. Helena - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

June Lake Brewing, Mono Lake County Park, Mono County Museum
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

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