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

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

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

Start: Columbia
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Columbia

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip website .

Columbia 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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Columbia in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 23°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March; daily highs in Napa reach 66°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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