9 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

9 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

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9 days in San Francisco, Napa Valley & Monterey Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  11​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Norfolk

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route builder tool .

Norfolk to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Norfolk in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Napa Valley Wine Train. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tedeschi Family Winery, then learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, then do a tasting at von Strasser Family of Wines, and finally indulge your senses at Napa Valley Wine Train. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): do a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, then savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa, and finally do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Calistoga online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Calistoga are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa Valley Wine Train
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've added Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at AiX and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Calistoga to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Calistoga in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carmel, AiX
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Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries
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