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
2
Healdsburg, United States
— 5 nights
3
Napa, United States
— 5 nights
4
Sacramento, United States
— 3 nights
5
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
6
Gitega, Burundi
— 1 night
7
Monterey, United States
— 4 nights

12
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
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 Walking tours. Head to Union Square and Embarcadero Centerfor 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Union Square ©
Union Square

5
nights
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 Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Sapphire Hill Winery. Step out of Healdsburg with an excursion to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Big John's Market, and do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Healdsburg are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Geyserville, Guerneville, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Big John's Market ©
Big John's Market
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

5
nights
Napa, United States

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Public Market and VJB Cellars. Head to Mumm Napa and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonomafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot, see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To plan Napa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Napa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Kenwood, Mumm Napa
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Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Patrick Amiot ©
Patrick Amiot

3
nights
Sacramento, United States

Sacramento ©
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 California State Capitol Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Grass Valley (North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum & Empire Mine State Historic Park) and Carnegie Library Historical Museum (in Roseville). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room, and hike along Stevens Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Napa to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Napa in September, with highs in Sacramento at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Roseville, Grass Valley
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Fountains at Roseville ©
Fountains at Roseville
Blue Line Arts ©
Blue Line Arts

1
night
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 °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gitega.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite

1
night
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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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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National Museum of Gitega ©
National Museum of Gitega
Gishora Drum Sanctuary ©
Gishora Drum Sanctuary

4
nights
Monterey, United States

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Do your shopping at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar and Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market. Explore hidden gems such as Asilomar State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. 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 °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market ©
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market

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