15 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco — 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at VJB Cellars and Walt Disney Family Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven (in Davis), Kenwood (La Rochelle Winery & Chateau St. Jean) and Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & California State Capitol Museum). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, hike along Lands End, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

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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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 5 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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Old Mission Santa Barbara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark (in Moorpark), St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (in Camarillo) and Serra Cross Park (in Ventura). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor, make a trip to Casa del Herrero, do a tasting at Epiphany Cellars, and soothe aching muscles at Salt Cave.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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