San Francisco - 8-10 Day Experience
San Francisco, known for its ethnic neighborhoods, can be your destination, or you may choose to make San Francisco your hub for exploring California wineries, missions, and National Parks.
Don comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket as you enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of San Francisco. Walk above the outlet to the Pacific Ocean as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge. View the City by the Bay from Twin Peaks. Ride a Cable Car. Photograph autos descending Lombard Street, often called the crookedest street in the world. Dine at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Experience California wine country. North of San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County are two popular regions for vineyards and gold ribbon wines. South of San Francisco, explore the Santa Barbara Wine Trail, wine making within the City of Santa Barbara.
Visit missions along the historic El Camino Real, the Kings Highway. Between 1683 and 1834, 21 religious outposts were built in California extending from present day San Diego to San Francisco. Many restored missions are open to the public.
Recreate in National Parks. Photograph Sequoia, the largest, and Redwood, the tallest trees in North America. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite, Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks are accessible May through mid-October. Walk among Coast Redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument.
- Santa Barbara & Solvang
- Big Sur & Coastal California
- Carmel & Monterey
- Yosemite National Park
- San Francisco
- Lombard Street & Cable Car
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Fisherman's Wharf
Arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada from your gateway city. While spending a few days adjusting to time zone changes, enjoy premiere shows and fine dining in the entertainment capitol of the world. Experience the lights of Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street.
Day 1. Depart Las Vegas for coastal California.
Day 2. Walk along the beach and dine at a sidewalk café in Santa Barbara. Visit the Santa Barbara Mission. Browse and shop in the Danish village of Solvang.
Day 3. Enjoy the vistas as you drive the coastal route to Big Sur and Carmel By The Sea.
Day 4. Visit the Monterey Aquarium, and dine in a seafood restaurant along Cannery Row.
Day 5. Enjoy San Francisco, the. Ride a historic Cable Car. Photograph Lombard Street, the crookedest street in America. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. View the City by the Bay from Twin Peaks,. Shop department stores in Union Square. Dine on Fisherman’s Wharf.
Day 6. Spend a day in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Visit vineyards for wine tastings, and fine dining. Walk beneath Coastal Redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument.
Day 7. Be inspired by Yosemite National Park’s majestic granite cliffs, domes and waterfalls. Photograph El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Bridalveil Falls. Yosemite is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8. Sequoia National Park was named for the Giant Sequoia, the largest tree in the world. Located within the park is Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States.
Day 9. Return to Las Vegas
Additional Options – California: Alcatraz Island and Prison, Architecture, Big Sur, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Chumash Painted Cave Historic Park, Coast Gallery Big Sur, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Hearst Castle, Hollywood, Kings Canyon National Park, Lombard Street, Missions along El Camino Real, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, Muir Woods National Monument, Museums, Napa Valley, Ronald Reagan Library, San Francisco, San Francisco Cable Car, Santa Barbara, 17-mile Drive at Pebble Beach, Sequoia National Park, Shopping, Solvang, Sonoma Valley, Yosemite National Park.