5 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

5 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

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5 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Miami

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip tool .

Miami to Santa Barbara is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for little chillier days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo


Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Monterey at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe