15 days in California’s Central Coast & New York City Itinerary

15 days in California’s Central Coast & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in California’s Central Coast & New York City Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Lobos. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garland Ranch Regional Park, then do a tasting at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Monterey online trip maker .

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Monterey. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
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.
Dedicate the 17th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara route planner .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, get great views at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Barbara to New York City is 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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