10 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 1st (Tue).
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Santa Barbara — 7 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Melville Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: The Luffa Farm (in Nipomo), Carhartt Family Wines (in Los Olivos) and Solvang (Old Mission Santa Ines, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Casa del Herrero, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and get to know the fascinating history of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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