46 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & San Francisco Itinerary

46 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 17 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 10 nights
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San Francisco
— 18 nights
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Los Angeles

— 17 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, &more) and Santa Anita Race Park (in Arcadia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Desert Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In February, Los Angeles is warmer than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 10 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Foxen Vineyard & Winery (in Santa Maria), Santa Ynez (Sunstone Winery & Santa Barbara Soaring) and Casa Dumetz Wines (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, browse the exhibits of Casa del Herrero, and get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 69°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 18 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and Oakland California Temple (in Oakland). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

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You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips