7 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

7 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by The Embarcadero, walk around Washington Square, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car 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 22nd (Sun), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jack London State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Schweiger Vineyards, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Napa vacation planning website.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Napa, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Napa to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Napa in November since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 47°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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.