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

7
nights
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 Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and VJB Cellars. Wine Tours & Tastings and Walt Disney Family Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & V. Sattui Winery), Napa (JaM Cellars, Falcor Winery, &more) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery.

For reviews, ratings, 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, St. Helena, Healdsburg, Sacramento, Geyserville
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Wine Tours & Tastings
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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 Beatty Museum & Historical Society. Step off the beaten path and head to Darwin Falls and Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, and go deep underground at Eureka Mine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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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