11 days in San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco & Death Valley National Park Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Wine Tours & Tastings. VJB Cellars and Francis Ford Coppola Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (Crocker Art Museum & California State Railroad Museum), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & V. Sattui Winery) and Napa (JaM Cellars, Falcor Winery, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

Napa, Sacramento, St. Helena, Healdsburg, Geyserville
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Francis Ford Coppola Winery ©
Francis Ford Coppola Winery

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get a sense of the local culture at Harmony Borax Works and Eureka Mine. Step off the beaten path and head to Twenty Mule Team Canyon and Furnace Creek Golf Course. When in Death Valley National Park, make a side trip to see Beatty Museum & Historical Society in Beatty, approximately Beatty away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek and take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Beatty Museum & Historical Society
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Beatty Museum & Historical Society ©
Beatty Museum & Historical Society

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