7 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

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

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through SoMa, stop by Chinatown, don't miss a visit to Washington Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in San Francisco at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Napa

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jack London State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Schweiger Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa online vacation maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Napa dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 7th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Drive from Napa to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in April, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.