7 days in Sacramento, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

7 days in Sacramento, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

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7 days in Sacramento, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
1
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at California Automobile Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Auburn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Make your Sacramento itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. June in Sacramento sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Auburn
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Old Town Auburn ©
Old Town Auburn
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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 5th (Wed): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, look for all kinds of wild species at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sacramento to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Mission San Buenaventura
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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