14 days in San Francisco, Napa & Santa Barbara Itinerary

14 days in San Francisco, Napa & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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14 days in San Francisco, Napa & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 12°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Tours

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). See some other sides of San Francisco: wander the streets of Union Square, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Union Square ©
Union Square
Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field

3
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Fox Fine Jewelry (in Ventura). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Camarillo Public Library, Fox Fine Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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