8 days in Monterey, Napa & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Monterey, Napa & San Francisco Itinerary

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8 days in Monterey, Napa & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Cima Collina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey tour itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May in Monterey, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Cima Collina
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Moone Tsai Winery, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Napa trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Napa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, wander the streets of Union Square, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then wander the streets of SoMa.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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