3 days in United States Itinerary

3 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Ynez
— 1 day
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez ©
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): do a tasting at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Ynez online trip planner.

San Jose to Santa Ynez is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Ynez when traveling from San Jose in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio ©
Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio

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Santa Barbara

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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Santa Ynez in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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