In Northern California for approx 11 days in June. Main goals are Napa, a bit of coastal Sonoma/ Marin ( not sure of border, bear with me), and San Francisco. But am intrigued with Monterey peninsula and wonder about doing 1 night-2 days to visit there at the end of our whole trip. How long is the drive from SF, and is it a big problem going on the weekend, traffic-wise? Would this be too rushed?
From Monterey to the SF airport for our flight home, realistically how much time should we allow for driving? Would it make a big difference to fly out of San Jose airport instead of out of San Francisco, assuming we can get flights out of both?