8 days in Napa Valley & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

8 days in Napa Valley & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco, Bus to St. Helena
St. Helena
— 3 nights
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights


St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Go for a jaunt from St. Helena to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Rochester to St. Helena is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rochester to St. Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in July, St. Helena is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, and try to win big at Harveys Casino.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from St. Helena in July, with lows around 46°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Napa Valley travel guide

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.