3 days in Tucson & Santa Barbara Itinerary

3 days in Tucson & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Tucson
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Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the striking features of Fox Theater and then shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

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Houston to Tucson is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Tucson, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

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Getting from Tucson to Santa Barbara by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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