15 days in Coeur d'Alene, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Coeur d'Alene, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

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15 days in Coeur d'Alene, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Coeur d'Alene
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
St. Helena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

2
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): stop by KnitKnit, then explore and take pictures at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, then admire the architecture and history at Old Mission State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at North Idaho Centennial Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip maker .

New Orleans to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for much colder nights in Coeur d'Alene, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Old Mission State Park, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
Highlights from your plan
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Old Mission State Park ©
Old Mission State Park
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

5
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Gracianna Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, & more) and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Coeur d'Alene to St. Helena in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Calistoga, Oakville, Napa, Glen Ellen
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of The Castro, get curious at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

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

Getting from St. Helena 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 St. Helena in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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