5 days in Santa Barbara & Pismo Beach Itinerary

5 days in Santa Barbara & Pismo Beach Itinerary

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5 days in Santa Barbara & Pismo Beach Itinerary

Start: Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Santa Barbara

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night
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 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool .

February in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monarch Butterfly Grove. On the 18th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Cambria Nursery & Florist, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Pismo Beach, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Rock, Elephant Seal Rookery, Montana de Oro State Park, Speed Boats Tours
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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