15 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Stanford University. Get a sense of the local culture at Walt Disney Family Museum and Alcatraz Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Delectus Winery (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Paoletti Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Presidio of San Francisco.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

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. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Carhartt Family Wines. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Serra Cross Park (in Ventura) and Ancient Peaks Winery (in Santa Margarita). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, learn about winemaking at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, admire the natural beauty at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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