8 days in Napa, Sonoma & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Napa, Sonoma & San Francisco Itinerary

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Napa
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Sonoma
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Napa

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Oxbow Public Market.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Napa visit planner.

New Orleans to Napa is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Napa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Napa, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Napa

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano and then admire the majestic nature at Tomales Bay State Park. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Rodney Strong Vineyards, do a tasting at Lynmar Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally look for gifts at Big John's Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonoma trip planning site.

Sonoma is just a short distance from Napa. In March, daily temperatures in Sonoma can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Bean Hollow State Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baker Beach and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips