8 days in San Francisco, Napa & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco, Napa & South Lake Tahoe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Twin Peaks and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Lincoln Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

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 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Napa dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, then try to win big at Harveys Casino, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Napa in April: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 56°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Fun & Games · Casinos · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

On the 30th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites