5 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Santa Barbara Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Monterey
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Santa Barbara
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cable Car Museum, Chinatown, Dragon's Gate, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning website.

Long Beach to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. While traveling from Long Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Point Lobos. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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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.
You've now added State Street Underpass to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip builder.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in November, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Scenic Drive · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping

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