8 days in Santa Barbara & Ventura Itinerary

8 days in Santa Barbara & Ventura Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
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Ventura
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Santa Barbara — 4 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.
Visit Butterfly Beach and Thousand Steps Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Mission Santa Ines and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Elverhoj Museum of History & Art (in Solvang) and Carhartt Family Wines (in Los Olivos). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cabrillo Bike Path, contemplate the long history of Casa del Herrero, take a memorable drive along Santa Barbara Scenic Drive, and hunt for treasures at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara route planner.

Norfolk to Santa Barbara is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Norfolk to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.
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Ventura — 3 nights

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Get outdoors at Carpinteria State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. Get some cultural insight at Mission San Buenaventura and Mullin Automotive Museum. Explore Ventura's surroundings by going to Underwood Family Farms - Moorpark (in Moorpark), Ojai Olive Oil (in Ojai) and Paradise Falls (in Thousand Oaks). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, admire the majestic nature at Oxnard Beach Park, walk around Surfers Point Park, and kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventura trip planner.

Ventura is just a short distance from Santa Barbara. In October, daily temperatures in Ventura can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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