7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
End: Pittsburgh

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, make a trip to Lombard Street, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Healdsburg
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, then learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Sequoia Grove Winery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Calistoga online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Calistoga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Calistoga can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Sequoia Grove Winery
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Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally stop by Dean & DeLuca.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena trip planning site .

St. Helena is very close to Calistoga. In October, daily temperatures in St. Helena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. October in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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