9 days in San Francisco & Napa Valley Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco & Napa Valley Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco & Napa Valley Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): wander the streets of Union Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder .

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. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

6
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get some cultural insight at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Mumm Napa. Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Kenwood (VJB Cellars & Kunde Family Winery). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards and wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in St. Helena hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rutherford, Calistoga, Kenwood, Oakville, Domaine Chandon
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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