9 days in San Francisco, Napa & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Napa & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Napa

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Napa Valley Distillery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Quintessa Winery, then learn about winemaking at Prager Winery & Port Works, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally learn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery.

Make your Napa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Napa are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nevada Beach Campground and El Dorado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach, and trek along Rubicon Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in July, plan for slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 46°F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips