7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Napa
— 1 night
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto


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2
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 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safari West. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): do a tasting at Paradise Ridge Winery, then examine the collection at Children's Museum of Sonoma County, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, learn about winemaking at Pech Merle Winery, learn about winemaking at Mercury Wine, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, then do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Davis Family Vineyards.

Before you visit Santa Rosa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Rosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Santa Rosa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Geyserville, Lynmar Estate Winery
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Safari West ©
Safari West
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): do a tasting at Hendry Ranch Wines, then learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, and then do a tasting at St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Napa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Napa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Napa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries
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St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery ©
St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery
Robert Biale Vineyards ©
Robert Biale Vineyards

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