14 days in Santa Barbara & San Francisco Itinerary

14 days in Santa Barbara & San Francisco Itinerary

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Santa Barbara

— 5 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 outdoors at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Thousand Steps Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Eldwaylen Ocean Park and Fisherman's Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Santa Maria (Santa Maria Library & Los Flores Ranch Park), Fillmore Fish Hatchery (in Fillmore) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach & El Pescador State Beach). There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, examine the collection at Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library, join in the after-dark buzz at Grassini Family Vineyards, and identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder.

Charlotte to Santa Barbara is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Mission Dolores. Visit Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl (in Dublin), Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate (in St. Helena) and Napa (Vintage Sweet Shoppe & Uncorked At Oxbow). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Neptune Society Columbarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips