8 days in Elk River & Santa Barbara Itinerary

8 days in Elk River & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Elk River
Elk River
— 1 night
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Bus to Los Angeles, Fly to Atlanta


Elk River

— 1 night
Elk River is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States (U.S.), about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): do a tasting at Wild Mountain Winery and then do a tasting at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Clear Waters Outfitting.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Elk River trip planner.

Atlanta to Elk River is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Elk River due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Elk River to be colder, temps between 51°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Elk River

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 6 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 hidden gems such as Carrizo Plain National Monument and Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (in Lancaster), Solvang (Old Mission Santa Ines & Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours) and Bart's Books (in Ojai). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the awesome beauty at Cold Spring Tavern, and get engrossed in the history at Casa del Herrero.

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Explore your travel options from Elk River to Santa Barbara with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Elk River in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Barbara: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips