9 days in Napa Valley & Sonoma Itinerary

9 days in Napa Valley & Sonoma Itinerary

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9 days in Napa Valley & Sonoma Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Yountville
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Oakville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Patrick Amiot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Seghesio Family Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Calistoga itinerary planner.

Seattle to Calistoga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Patrick Amiot
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Seghesio Family Vineyards ©
Seghesio Family Vineyards
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

2
nights
Sonoma

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Seed Bank, then do a tasting at Matanzas Creek Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Cornerstone Sonoma, then take in the exciting artwork at Imagery Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ravenswood Winery, and finally shop like a local with Vella Cheese Company of California.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sonoma vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Sonoma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calistoga in June, you will find days in Sonoma are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Sonoma

Shopping Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Matanzas Creek Winery, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Ravenswood Winery ©
Ravenswood Winery

2
nights
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 4th (Sun), get some fabulous bargains at Vacaville Premium Outlets, then learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Girard's Tasting Room. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon, then buy something for everyone on your list at V Marketplace, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yountville trip itinerary builder.

Yountville is just a stone's throw from Sonoma. June in Yountville sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oakville.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Vacaville Premium Outlets
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Goosecross Cellars ©
Goosecross Cellars
Girard Winery ©
Girard Winery
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon

2
nights
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Get some cultural insight at V. Sattui Winery and Honig Vineyard & Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like HALL Rutherford and Chappellet Winery. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, savor the flavors at Long Meadow Ranch, and appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oakville itinerary builder.

Oakville is just a stone's throw from Yountville. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, Landmark Vineyards
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HALL Rutherford ©
HALL Rutherford
Flora Springs - The Room ©
Flora Springs - The Room
Chappellet Winery ©
Chappellet Winery

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