23 days in San Francisco, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

23 days in San Francisco, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

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23 days in San Francisco, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

Maastricht
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
Maastricht

9
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Maastricht, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Maastricht to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Limantour Beach, Tomales Bay State Park, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Safari West ©
Safari West

7
days
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach), Goleta Butterfly Grove (in Goleta) and Rideau Vineyard (in Solvang). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, identify plant and animal life at Coronado Butterfly Preserve, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara itinerary maker site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Butterfly Beach, Rideau Vineyard, Goleta Butterfly Grove, Monarch Butterfly Grove
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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

4
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Downtown Disney. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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