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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Crocker Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and California State Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Kenwood (Mayo Reserve Room & VJB Cellars), Jensen Botanical Garden (in Carmichael) and Heitz Cellar Tasting Room (in St. Helena). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip tool.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Pismo Pier. Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Wildwood Regional Park (in Thousand Oaks), Institution Ale Company (in Camarillo) and San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (in San Luis Obispo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor, do a tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, and contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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