15 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Santa Barbara
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San Francisco — 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crocker Art Museum and California State Railroad Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sacramento (Governor's Mansion, California Military Museum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder tool.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Old Mission Santa Barbara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (in San Luis Obispo), Conejo Valley Botanic Garden (in Thousand Oaks) and Institution Ale Company (in Camarillo). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor, learn about all things military at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara attractions app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to home.
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