8 days in California's Wine Coast Country & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in California's Wine Coast Country & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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8 days in California's Wine Coast Country & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Avila Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Amphora Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Avila Beach route app .

Orlando to Avila Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Avila Beach dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

1
night
Napa

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 29th (Tue): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Avila Beach to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Avila Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Napa, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool .

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. Traveling from Napa in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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