Golden Gate Bridge

11 Day Sample Itinerary

San Francisco, Central California Coast, Yosemite and Napa Valley Multi Centre

Iconic sights and gourmet delights

Tour the best north California has to offer and sample culture, wines and landscapes in one unforgettable trip. Starting with a few days in the city of San Francisco learning about history and culture, then chill out on the beaches of Santa Cruz unwinding before your next stop. Yosemite National Park provides you with a dramatic backdrop, whist you navigate through the ancient sequoia trees in awe and wonder. To top off you epic American road trip we suggest heading to California's wine region, Napa Valley where you can learn about wine tasting, or even board the Napa Valley Wine Train. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz prison
  • Take a stroll along the Santa Cruz boardwalk
  • Join a ranger walk to learn about Yosemite and famous waterfalls
  • Visit 12 wine tasting rooms within walking distance of downtown Napa

Sample Itinerary Summary

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11 days
Destination Breakdown
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Alcatraz Island tour
    • See the 'Painted Ladies', the cities most photographed sites
    • Board the Golden Gate Bay Cruise
    • Treat yourself in the Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  • Santa Cruz (CA)

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Retro Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Natural Bridges State Park
    • Santa Cruz Wharf
    • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Yosemite National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • El Capitan rock formation
    • Shimmering lakes
    • Death Valley Ghost Towns
    • Tioga Pass, 39 stunning miles to explore
  • Napa Valley

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Napa Valley Wine Train
    • Domaine Carneros for sparkling wine
    • Free walking winery tours
    • Horse drawn carriage through Sonoma County
San Francisco

Getting around San Francisco is easy.  Rent a bike from Fisherman's Wharf and visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison and Pier 39 either as part of a guided tour, or explore on your own.  Catch one of the historic cable cars and enjoy a fun and unusual way to see the city sights.

Santa Cruz (CA)

Think California and you're certain to imagine sun-drenched, golden beaches, and this is exactly what you'll find in Santa Cruz.  Along its 29 miles of coastline you can experience seaside communities, perfect surf spots, hike redwood trails and delicious food.  Visit the boardwalk for some Deep Fried Twinkies and the west coast's oldest amusement park.

Yosemite National Park

Surround yourself in the beauty and nature of Yosemite National Park.  With over 1,200 square miles to discover you could lose yourself for days amongst mountains, valleys, waterfalls and Giant Sequoias.

Napa Valley

Make sure your first stop is at the Napa Valley visitor centre to pick up a free Wine Map and Wine Tasting Card, which offers 12 wine tasting rooms all within walking distance.  But it's not all about the wine... visit an olive grove to try some olive oils, take a cooking class, join a bike tour or just relax on the Napa Valley Wine train, Napa's most characteristic restaurant.