8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Eureka
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 1 day
End: Boise

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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 23rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara itinerary builder app .

Boise to Santa Barbara is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in March, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Barbara: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Nob Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
Eureka

Eureka
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 28th (Thu), kick back and relax at Big Lagoon County Park and then stroll through Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at College Cove, take in the dramatic natural features at Camel Rock, and then get some jogging in at Hikshari Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Eureka by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Eureka is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Camel Rock
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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 30th (Sat), look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, wander the streets of Northwest (Nob Hill), then wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New Deal Distillery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eureka to Portland takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portland are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ladd's Addition ©
Ladd's Addition
Northwest (Nob Hill) ©
Northwest (Nob Hill)
New Deal Distillery ©
New Deal Distillery

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