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
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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 California State Railroad Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get a sense of the local culture at Crocker Art Museum and Golden Gate Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Healdsburg (Dry Creek Vineyard & Stephen & Walker Winery), Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven (in Davis) and Santa Rosa (Charles M. Schulz Museum & Museum of Sonoma County). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and stroll around Presidio of San Francisco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary website.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 42-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Francisco. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in February, with highs in San Francisco at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monarch Butterfly Grove and Santa Barbara Harbor. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Camarillo (Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Museum & Camarillo Premium Outlets), Ancient Peaks Winery (in Santa Margarita) and Dinosaur Caves Park (in Pismo Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take an in-depth tour of Casa del Herrero, learn about winemaking at Summerland Winery, and don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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