10 days in Santa Barbara & Monterey Itinerary

10 days in Santa Barbara & Monterey Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 7 nights

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

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.
Old Mission Santa Barbara has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then pick up some local products at Global Gardens, and finally admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines. On the next day, look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Barbara trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Monterey to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Carmel Mission and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Appreciate the collections at National Steinbeck Center and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (in King City). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey travel route planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista

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