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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Alcatraz Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like California State Railroad Museum and Musee Mecanique. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & California Museum), Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve (in Santa Rosa) and Kenwood (VJB Cellars & Muscardini Cellars). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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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. Traveling from Washington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Stearns Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Carrizo Plain National Monument (in Maricopa), Herzog Wine Cellars (in Oxnard) and Conejo Valley Botanic Garden (in Thousand Oaks). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, go for a walk through Santa Barbara Harbor, and engage your brain at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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