11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  5 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
End: San Francisco

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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 19th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Chinatown.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will leave for Napa on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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.
You've now added William Hill Estate Winery to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, learn about winemaking at William Hill Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Napa trip builder tool

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Napa, with lows of 40°F. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

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V. Sattui Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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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.
You've now added Lake Tahoe to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Lake Tahoe and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Napa in November; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 50°F and lows reach 24°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yosemite Falls, Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Taft Point, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls and then get great views at Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planner

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asilomar State Beach, Seventeen Mile Drive and Point Lobos State Reserve. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning app

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Carmel are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder site

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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