7 days in San Francisco & Napa Valley Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco & Napa Valley Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 1 night


San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Boston to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Napa.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip

Napa — 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Napa, with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 23rd (Fri).
Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Francisco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Napa Valley travel guide

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.