10 days in St. Helena, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

10 days in St. Helena, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

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10 days in St. Helena, San Francisco & Yosemite National Park Itinerary

Start: South Lake Tahoe
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get outdoors at Jack London State Historic Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Modus Operandi Cellars and Mumm Napa. Take a break from St. Helena with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Bothe-Napa State Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena route maker tool .

South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in February, expect St. Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Calistoga, Rutherford, Jack London State Historic Park, VJB Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Strawberry Hill. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, take a stroll through Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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.
Get some cultural insight at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Glacier Point. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are much colder (-9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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