39 days in San Francisco, Asia & Napa Itinerary

39 days in San Francisco, Asia & Napa Itinerary

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39 days in San Francisco, Asia & Napa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Yamanouchi-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Ise, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
9
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
11
Ao Nang, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
12
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
13
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
14
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
15
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  23​h 30​min
16
Napa, United States
— 3 nights
+3
bus + subway + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States


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3
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and then do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Meguro River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and then take a stroll through Ginza. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and then wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Tokyo takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. In February, Tokyo is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Mint Museum, examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arima Onsen, then see the interesting displays at Kawasaki Good Times World, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kids Plaza Osaka and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Highlights from your plan
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Yamanouchi-machi, Japan

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurino Komichi, admire the masterpieces at Hokusai-kan, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibuyu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi route planning website .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Osaka to Yamanouchi-machi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Traveling from Osaka in February, expect Yamanouchi-machi to be slightly colder, temps between 4°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Obuse-machi, Tanaka Honke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Hokusai-kan ©
Hokusai-kan
Tanaka Honke Museum ©
Tanaka Honke Museum

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Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 17th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, sample the tasty concoctions at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip website .

You can drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Takayama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ise.

Things to do in Takayama

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Hida, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Highlights from your plan
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!! ©
Rail Mountain Bike Gattan Go!!
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

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nights
Ise, Japan

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Goza Beach, then contemplate the long history of Izawanomiya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Takinomiya, and finally see the interesting displays at Okageza. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Yokoyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Aramatsurinomiya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Shrine Geku.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ise itinerary website .

You can drive from Takayama to Ise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ise when traveling from Takayama in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shima, Takinomiya
Highlights from your plan
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Shrine Geku ©
Ise Shrine Geku
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Gion, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Miho Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ise in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miho Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Tatematsuru, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nagasaki Bio Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki route tool .

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Nagasaki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nagasaki Bio Park
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Bangkok takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nagasaki to Bangkok, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Nagasaki in February: high temperatures in Bangkok hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Madame Tussauds Bangkok ©
Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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Bophut, Thailand

Bophut ©
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Samui Elephant Sanctuary, wander the streets of Fisherman’s Village, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chinese Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, explore the world behind art at Art-samui, then stroll through Choeng Mon Beach, and finally stop by Moda Classic Suits International.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bophut trip maker website .

You can fly from Bangkok to Bophut in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ao Nang.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Chinese Temple, Moda Classic Suits International
Highlights from your plan
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

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Ao Nang, Thailand

Ao Nang ©
Head to the resort town of Ao Nang for a holiday by the sea and an exploration of an area where many dive instruction centers offer training necessary to access some of the region's best dive spots.
On the 29th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Dao Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then browse the different shops at Klong Muang Plaza, and finally stop by VICTORIA Fashion House. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ao Nang travel route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bophut to Ao Nang in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bophut in February, expect nights in Ao Nang to be slightly colder, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ao Nang

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Krabi Town
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Ko Bida Nok, explore the activities along Maya Bay, and then Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ko Phi Phi Don vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ao Nang to Ko Phi Phi Don in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

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Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Tiger Collections, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare

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Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum PASIFIKA, stroll through Melasti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Point Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Bali Trick Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip tool .

Getting from Ko Lanta to Kuta by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ko Lanta to Kuta. When traveling from Ko Lanta in March, plan for little chillier days in Kuta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ungasan, Museum PASIFIKA, Uluwatu Temple, Bali Trick Art
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Bali Trick Art ©
Bali Trick Art

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Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, explore the galleries of Wayan Gama Painter Group and School, then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tegalalang
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Neka Art Museum ©
Neka Art Museum

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Napa, United States

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 12th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Williamson Wines Tasting Room, learn about winemaking at Seghesio Family Vineyards, do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Vincent Arroyo Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Ubud to Napa with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Ubud to Napa. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ubud in March; daily highs in Napa reach 22°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Calistoga, St. Helena, Healdsburg, Safari West, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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