4 days in Sacramento, Santa Rosa & San Francisco Itinerary

4 days in Sacramento, Santa Rosa & San Francisco Itinerary

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4 days in Sacramento, Santa Rosa & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip planner .

New York City to Sacramento is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Park ©
Capitol Park

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night
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards and then immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Rosa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Sacramento to Santa Rosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jack London State Historic Park, Pride Mountain Vineyards
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Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Rosa in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 45°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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