9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Twin Peaks.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Tours, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
nights
Napa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Napa holiday planning site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Napa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to 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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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 31st (Tue), get great views at Twin Peaks, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences and then catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday tool .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Cable Cars ©
Cable Cars
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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