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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Route & dates

Start: London
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + 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. Point Lobos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, learn about winemaking at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip maker site.

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In March, Monterey is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park

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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara road trip 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. In March in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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