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.
Crocker Art Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like California State Railroad Museum and VJB Cellars. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Repris Wines (in Sonoma), The Undergound Tasting Room (in Sacramento) and Delectus Winery (in St. Helena). Dedicate the 29th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions app.

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. Traveling from Washington in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are warmer (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Old Mission Santa Barbara. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Monarch Butterfly Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Institution Ale Company (in Camarillo), Pismo Pier (in Pismo Beach) and The Gardens of the World (in Thousand Oaks). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, have fun at The Santa Barbara Art Foundry, admire the architecture and history at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Fri).
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