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7 days in Sonoma County Itinerary
Fly + bus: 7h 30min
Santa Rosa— 6 nights
bus + Fly: 7h 30min
Where Everything Comes Together
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens and Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves. Get some historical perspective at Railroad Square Historic District and Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Rosa: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Healdsburg (Truett Hurst, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more) and BobDog Wines (in Cloverdale). Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Sonoma Coast State Beach and do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.
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Denver to Santa Rosa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Santa Rosa
Healdsburg, Sebastopol, BobDog Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
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