San Francisco and Napa Valley Self Drive Explorer

Starts in
San Francisco
7 Days
San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa

Embark on a captivating 7-day self-drive journey starting from the vibrant streets of San Francisco. Begin by exploring the iconic sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, before venturing north into the serene landscapes of Sonoma Valley. Spend a couple of days visiting charming wineries, each offering unique varietals and lush vineyard views. Indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences in historic Sonoma town, and perhaps unwind with a luxurious spa day. Continue your adventure into the famed Napa Valley, where the rolling hills and sophisticated estates await. In Napa, treat yourself to world-renowned wines, gourmet meals, and the picturesque scenery of the Silverado Trail. The journey promises a blend of urban excitement and rural charm, punctuated by indulgent relaxation and scenic drives through California’s most celebrated wine country, making every moment an unforgettable experience.

This 7-day/6-night San Francisco and Napa Valley Self Drive Explorer package includes accommodations of your choice, a rental car, and sightseeing tours of your choice. Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant




Arrival - San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco! Upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your rental vehicle and drive approximately 40 to 50 minutes to the accommodation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Before heading out for dinner, you may want to enjoy a cocktail at the View Lounge on the 39th floor of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for amazing views of the city. Or kick-off your California adventure with a walk through the famous streets of Chinatown and enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience.



San Francisco

Spend the day immersed in the quintessential San Francisco experience with a classic city tour, a walking tour of the vibrant Mission District, or by hopping on one of the city’s iconic cable cars to discover its exciting sights and unforgettable neighborhoods. Along the way, indulge in some of the city's best culinary offerings. Be sure not to miss iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Ghirardelli Square—where you can grab some delicious chocolate—and enjoy the classic San Francisco view from atop Lombard Street's winding route. Cap off your adventure with a fresh seafood dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can also meet some of the famous local residents, the Pier 39 sea lions!



San Francisco – Sonoma

Check out of your San Francisco hotel and head to Sonoma. Upon arrival, consider immersing yourself in the local flavors with a guided food and wine walking tour of historic downtown Sonoma. Delight in tastings of locally-produced wines and artisanal cheeses, and explore chic boutiques offering fine chocolates and premium olive oils. Your foodie guide will lead you through six carefully chosen tasting stops along a leisurely route, providing insights into Sonoma’s rich culinary heritage and its thriving vineyards. After soaking in the gourmet culture, return to your hotel to relax and unwind or simply enjoy the views. If you're looking for more amazing gastronomy experiences, cap off the day with an exquisite dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Farmhouse Inn.




On your second day in Sonoma, delve deeper into the valleys and charming towns that make this region a culinary haven. Start by indulging in the farm-to-table delights of Petaluma, where local ingredients shine in every dish. Consider taking a tour of McClelland’s Dairy, a renowned farm known for its artisanal butter and seasonal pumpkin patch. Get a firsthand look at dairy production and perhaps even try your hand at milking a cow—an authentic farm experience that's both educational and enjoyable. Afterward, continue your exploration of Sonoma’s picturesque landscapes, stopping by quaint towns and hidden gems along the way. Whether you're strolling through vineyards, discovering local artisans, or simply taking in the natural beauty, each moment in Sonoma promises to be a delightful adventure.



Sonoma - Napa

Check out of your hotel and embark on a picturesque journey from Sonoma to Napa, meandering along scenic back roads that offer breathtaking views of the countryside. Before reaching Napa, make a detour to Calistoga, a charming and eclectic town renowned for its rejuvenating hot springs. Take a moment to savor a quick coffee and soak in the town's laid-back atmosphere. Then, descend into Napa Valley, where the majestic vineyards and rolling hills await. Upon arrival at your hotel, take some time to unwind and indulge in relaxation. Treat yourself to a soothing massage, or simply soak in the stunning views of the valley, immersing yourself in the tranquility of wine country.



Napa Valley

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Napa Valley with a full day of unforgettable experiences. Begin your day with a private winery tour, where you'll have the opportunity to explore renowned estates and boutique vineyards, sampling exquisite wines and learning about the winemaking process from knowledgeable guides. For an exhilarating adventure, soar high above the vineyards on a hot air balloon ride, taking in panoramic views of wine country's rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Back on the ground, indulge in a wine pairing session with a skilled sommelier, who will expertly guide you through the nuances of local varietals paired with delectable gourmet bites. If you're craving a more immersive culinary experience, opt for a behind-the-scenes food and wine tour via e-bike, where you'll pedal through scenic routes and visit hidden gems, meeting local artisans and chefs along the way. Whatever your preference, Napa Valley promises a day filled with unparalleled delights for the senses, leaving you with cherished memories of this world-class wine destination.



Napa Valley - Departure

Check out of your hotel and drive to San Francisco International Airport where you will return your rental vehicle and check-in for your onward flight.

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