8 days in Napa, South Lake Tahoe & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Napa, South Lake Tahoe & San Francisco Itinerary

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Napa
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at Sequoia Grove Winery, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, do a tasting at Laird Family Estate, do a tasting at Robert Biale Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Hendry Ranch Wines.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Napa journey builder tool.

San Francisco to Napa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Napa, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiva Beach and El Dorado Beach. Step out of South Lake Tahoe to go to Incline Village and see Secret Cove Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, stroll around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, and hike along Rubicon Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder app.

You can drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Napa in August, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature