22 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

22 days in San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 13 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 7 nights
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San Francisco

— 13 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sonoma (Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, &more), Calistoga (Sterling Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards, &more) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 7 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.
Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara and State Street Underpass for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Foxen Vineyard & Winery. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (in Camarillo) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, take an exotic tour of Santa Barbara Safaris, and learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips