11 days in San Francisco, Carmel & Napa Itinerary

11 days in San Francisco, Carmel & Napa Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Carmel
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San Francisco
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Drive
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Napa
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Francisco. In November, San Francisco is little chillier than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bird Rock Vista Point and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

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Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In November in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Napa Valley Distillery.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

Get outdoors at Point Reyes Safaris and Muir Woods National Monument. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay to see Half Moon Bay State Beach about 44 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, stop by North Beach, and wander the streets of Union Square.

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Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in November, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips