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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crocker Art Museum and California State Capitol Museum. Golden Gate Bridge and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Russian River Adventures (SOAR Inflatables) (in Healdsburg) and Sacramento (California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Washington to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in March, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing Museum (in Camarillo), Bubblegum Alley (in San Luis Obispo) and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (in Westlake Village). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, learn about winemaking at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.
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