40 days in Kabul, Dubai & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

40 days in Kabul, Dubai & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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40 days in Kabul, Dubai & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

Memphis, United States
Fly:  30​h
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 9 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Santa Rosa, United States
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco, United States
— 14 nights
Fly:  8​h
Memphis, United States

2
days
Kabul, Afghanistan

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the activities along Qargha Lake, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagh-e Babur, then make a trip to Babur Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pul-e Kheshti Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Afghanistan, then steep yourself in history at Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, and finally don't miss a visit to Id Gah Mosque.

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Memphis, USA to Kabul is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Kabul is 10 hours. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Kabul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bagh-e Babur, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
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Christian Cemetery
Bagh-e Babur
Qargha Lake

8
days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Mosque, The Corniche, & more). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains, make a trip to Jumeirah Mosque, and take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kabul to Dubai. Traveling from Kabul in October, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 97°F and 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Burj Khalifa
Dubai Fountains

11
days
Santa Rosa, United States

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Rosa: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Beringer Vineyards, & more), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery) and Napa (Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Darioush, & more). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, relax in the rural setting at Benziger Family Winery, do a tasting at Inglenook, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubai to Santa Rosa. Traveling from Dubai to Santa Rosa, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Santa Rosa reach 65°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Glen Ellen
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards

14
days
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

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Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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