6 days in Santa Rosa & Palm Springs Itinerary

6 days in Santa Rosa & Palm Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Santa Rosa & Palm Springs Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
San Francisco

3
days
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.
Explore Santa Rosa's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), V. Sattui (in St. Helena) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Balloon Rides). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West and make a trip to Sonoma Plaza.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa road trip site .

San Francisco to Santa Rosa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Rosa, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Sonoma Plaza
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Balloon Rides
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
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Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Santa Rosa to Palm Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Palm Springs is somewhat warmer than Santa Rosa - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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