16 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel site.

Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Los Angeles is minus 4 hours. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Washington Square, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Pismo Pier (in Pismo Beach) and Rutiz Family Farms (in Arroyo Grande). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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