8 days in Dallas & Santa Barbara Itinerary

8 days in Dallas & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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8 days in Dallas & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dallas

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Texas Sculpture Garden (in Frisco), Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District) and Waco (Magnolia Market Silos & Waco Suspension Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas day trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dallas. In January in Dallas, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Waco, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Texas Sculpture Garden
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3
nights
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.
Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in January; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 66°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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