10 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

10 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Washington

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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Walt Disney Family Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and VJB Cellars. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Pech Merle Winery (in Geyserville), Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Museum of Sonoma County) and Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and stroll through Lands End.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Francisco. Traveling from Washington in May, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara Harbor. Step out of Santa Barbara to go to Malibu and see Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara online holiday maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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