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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the 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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Sacramento hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 38°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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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): see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sacramento to Santa Rosa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Rosa are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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