6 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & San Jose Itinerary

6 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & San Jose Itinerary

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6 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & San Jose Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and USS Pampanito. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Contemporary Jewish Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday maker app .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calistoga trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Jose day trip planner .

Drive from Calistoga to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Jose, with lows of 59°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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