12 days in Napa Valley, Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

12 days in Napa Valley, Sonoma County & San Francisco Itinerary

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Calistoga
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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Rutherford
— 1 night
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Yountville
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 day

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Calistoga trip tool.

Austin to Calistoga is an approximately 4-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Calistoga, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Calistoga

Spas · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sterling Vineyards ©
Sterling Vineyards
Spas

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Healdsburg

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 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, then learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Healdsburg Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Calistoga to Healdsburg in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rutherford.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. On the 8th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at Frog's Leap Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Peju Winery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rutherford trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Rutherford in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. December in Rutherford sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Peju Winery ©
Peju Winery

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Change things up with a short trip to Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery in Sonoma (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the world from above with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, do a tasting at Petroni Vineyards, and admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon.

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

Yountville is just a short distance from Rutherford. In December, daytime highs in Yountville are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars
Cliff Lede Vineyards ©
Cliff Lede Vineyards

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

You can drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yountville in December, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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