8 days in Washington DC, Southwest Gulf Coast & Napa Valley Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Southwest Gulf Coast & Napa Valley Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 1 night
St. Helena
— 2 nights


Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planning website.

Accra, Ghana to Washington DC is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. In February, Washington DC is colder than Accra - with highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the world behind art at The Ringling.

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

Getting from Washington DC to Sarasota by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in February, things will get much warmer in Sarasota: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the St. Helena vacation planning site.

Fly from Sarasota to St. Helena in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sarasota to St. Helena, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sarasota in February; daily highs in St. Helena reach 21°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours

Napa Valley travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.