5 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

5 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

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5 days in Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Durham

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wawona journey site .

Durham to Wawona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Wawona are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Wawona

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Helena day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wawona to St. Helena takes 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in April, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Mumm Napa
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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