8 days in Ojai, Carpinteria & Santa Barbara Itinerary

8 days in Ojai, Carpinteria & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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8 days in Ojai, Carpinteria & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Ojai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Carpinteria
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Ojai

Ojai ©
Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Bart's Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): learn something new at Meditation Mount.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ojai holiday planning tool .

San Francisco to Ojai is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Ojai to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carpinteria.

Things to do in Ojai

Historic Sites Shopping Classes
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Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount
Bart's Books ©
Bart's Books

3
nights
Carpinteria

Carpinteria ©
Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura. You've now added Tar Pits Park to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery and Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. Visiting Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Los Padres Outfitters will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Seaside Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carpinteria online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ojai to Carpinteria in an hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ojai in November since evenings lows in Carpinteria dip to 46°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carpinteria

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Tar Pits Park ©
Tar Pits Park
Los Padres Outfitters ©
Los Padres Outfitters

3
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.
You've added Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go, Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Relax by the water at Butterfly Beach and Thousand Steps Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero, identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and cruise along Rincon Bike Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder website .

Santa Barbara is just a stone's throw from Carpinteria. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Butterfly Beach
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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero

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