35 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Burundi Itinerary

35 days in San Francisco Bay Area & Burundi Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 12 nights
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Healdsburg, United States
— 5 nights
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Napa, United States
— 5 nights
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Sacramento, United States
— 3 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
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Gitega, Burundi
— 1 night
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Monterey, United States
— 4 nights

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ferry Building Marketplace and Golden Gate Park. Head to Union Square and Nordstromfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Healdsburg, United States

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Step out of Healdsburg with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stop by Big John's Market and do a tasting at Dutton Goldfield Winery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Healdsburg to be a bit cooler, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Wine Tours & Tastings
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Big John's Market
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Napa, United States

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Public Market and Balloon Rides. Head to Mumm Napa and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonomafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: do a tasting at VJB Cellars, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

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Oxbow Public Market
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Mumm Napa
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Sacramento, United States

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Shop till you drop at Fountains at Roseville and Blue Line Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like California State Railroad Museum and Empire Mine State Historic Park. Venture out of the city with trips to North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum (in Grass Valley) and Carnegie Library Historical Museum (in Roseville). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room, stroll through Stevens Trail, and explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in September, expect Sacramento to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Fountains at Roseville
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Blue Line Arts
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Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Unite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll around Rusizi National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sacramento to Bujumbura. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sacramento in September since evenings lows in Bujumbura dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gitega.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Rusizi National Park
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Gitega, Burundi

Gitega ©
Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. On the 30th (Wed), explore the galleries of National Museum of Gitega and then make a trip to Gishora Drum Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Gitega planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bujumbura to Gitega takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gitega are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Do your shopping at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Explore hidden gems such as Asilomar State Beach and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gitega to Monterey. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Gitega to Monterey due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gitega in October, things will get little chillier in Monterey: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Monterey Bay
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