9 days in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe Area & Napa Valley Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe Area & Napa Valley Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll around Golden Gate Park and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then try to win big at Harveys Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga and then hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe holiday tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (52°F), and nights are colder (26°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Napa

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 11th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Napa road trip app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, with highs in Napa at 66°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of San Francisco: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, make a trip to Lombard Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Napa Valley travel guide

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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.