15 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crocker Art Museum and de Young Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Comstock Wines (in Healdsburg) and Sacramento (California Museum & California State Capitol Museum). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

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. In March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Washington - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Casa del Herrero. Venture out of the city with trips to Institution Ale Company (in Camarillo), Pismo Beach (Monarch Butterfly Grove & Pismo Pier) and Wildwood Regional Park (in Thousand Oaks). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Santa Barbara Harbor, explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).
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