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
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Charles M. Schulz Museum. Golden Gate Bridge and Dry Creek Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), St. Helena (Titus Vineyards & V. Sattui Winery) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Cathedral.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara Harbor. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Laetitia Vineyard and Winery (in Arroyo Grande), Pismo Pier (in Pismo Beach) and Camarillo (Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Museum & Camarillo Premium Outlets). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave, and brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to home.
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