8 days in Sonoma County & Napa Valley Itinerary

8 days in Sonoma County & Napa Valley Itinerary

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8 days in Sonoma County & Napa Valley Itinerary

Start: Daytona Beach, Florida
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 45 min
1
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Napa
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 15 min
End: Daytona Beach, Florida

2
nights
Santa Rosa

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, then see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and finally do a tasting at T-Vine Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Rosa trip itinerary planner.

Daytona Beach to Santa Rosa is an approximately 11-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Daytona Beach to Santa Rosa is minus 3 hours. In November, Santa Rosa is slightly colder than Daytona Beach - with highs of 67°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Pride Mountain Vineyards, T-Vine Winery
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Safari West ©
Safari West
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

2
nights
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Sonoma Plaza, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then stop by Petaluma Seed Bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, then learn about winemaking at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and finally do a tasting at VJB Cellars.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sonoma trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Sonoma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Benziger Family Winery, VJB Cellars, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

3
nights
Napa

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.
On the 10th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, then indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, and finally stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Napa online trip builder .

Napa is very close to Sonoma. November in Napa sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 41°F at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Balloon Rides
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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