2 days in Napa Valley, Petaluma & Sonoma Itinerary

2 days in Napa Valley, Petaluma & Sonoma Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

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Napa
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Petaluma
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Sonoma
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Napa

— 1 day

America's Wine Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa visit planning site.

Foster City to Napa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Foster City in September since evenings lows in Napa dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petaluma.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Petaluma

— 1 night
Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, 32mi north of San Francisco. Start your trip to Petaluma by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Napa to Petaluma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Petaluma are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Sonoma on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Petaluma

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sonoma

— 1 day
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, do a tasting at VJB Cellars, do a tasting at B. Wise Vineyards, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and finally stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sonoma trip itinerary planner.

Sonoma is just a stone's throw from Petaluma. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.