8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Napa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  9​h
End: Charlotte

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Grace Cathedral and Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Step out of the city life by going to San Gregorio State Beach and Lafayette Reservoir. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), John Muir National Historic Site (in Martinez) and Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Presidio Pet Cemetery, make a trip to Alamo Square, and admire the striking features of The Jimi Hendrix House.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 59°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

John Muir National Historic Site, Lafayette Reservoir, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, San Gregorio State Beach
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4
nights
Napa

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.
Get in touch with nature at Contra Loma Regional Park and Benicia Capitol State Historic Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brassfield Estate Winery and Vine Cliff Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: St. Helena (Amizetta Estate Winery & Moone Tsai Winery). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Porter Family Vineyards.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Napa travel planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Napa, with lows of 37°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Contra Loma Regional Park, Brassfield Estate Winery, Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
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Porter Family Vineyards ©
Porter Family Vineyards
Contra Loma Regional Park ©
Contra Loma Regional Park
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery

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