10 days in Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Napa Valley, Yosemite National Park & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary planner

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Napa
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Napa

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Napa visit planner.

Houston to Napa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Napa reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 20th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Napa in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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.