2 days in Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz & Fresno Itinerary

2 days in Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz & Fresno Itinerary

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Santa Rosa
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Santa Cruz
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Fresno
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Santa Rosa

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Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Dutton Goldfield Winery.

Start your trip to Santa Rosa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sacramento to Santa Rosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Santa Rosa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries

Side Trip

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Dutton Goldfield Winery ©
Dutton Goldfield Winery

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 26th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in September, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

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Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Fresno

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The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company, and finally hike along Blossom Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fresno online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: high temperatures in Fresno hover around 92°F and lows are around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
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St George Greek Orthodox Church
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Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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