Santa Cruz Itinerary 5 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 5 days in Santa Cruz with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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5 Days in Santa Cruz - Perfect Vacation Guide

With its undying aura of serenity, the effortless fusion of old and new-world charm, the picturesque locales, the riot of colorful neighborhoods and the energetic crowds - Santa Cruz is one mesmerizing destination. Choosing the must visit places in Santa Cruz when you are running short on time can be quite a tough task!

Are 5 days enough for Santa Cruz tour?

Wondering about what to see in 5 days in Santa Cruz ? It can be a confusing task to decide where to go in Santa Cruz. But, 5 days are perfect to cover each corner of Santa Cruz. You can visit popular places in Santa Cruz, get walking tour and have local food during your vacation.

How much money for 5 days in Santa Cruz?

The budget cost of 5 days in Santa Cruz is USD 2770. You can further save on your stays by opting for hostels and homestay. Also try to travel by public transportation whenever possible.

What to pack for Santa Cruz 5 days vacation?

  • Carry extra battery of camera. If you are a shutterbug, carry extra memory card; those 5 days in Santa Cruz are going to be full of moments that you would want to click!
  • Keep a journal to record your favorite moments and scribble notes!
  • Since you will be having a heavy luggage to fit your belongings for 5 days, carry a small backpack that you can use while you go sightseeing!

What to see in Santa Cruz in 5 days?

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Wharf, Mystery Spot must be a part of your Santa Cruz itinerary in 5 days! Also, you cannot afford to miss Natural Bridges State Beach, Roaring Camp Railroads, University Of California Santa Cruz. Since 5 days is a comfortable time to explore the best of Santa Cruz, you can add Main Beach and Wilder Ranch State Park to your itinerary. If you are too tired running between different spots, you can take a day off from the sightseeing and relax in your room or at a nice cafe.

Santa Cruz travel tips for first-timers

  • Book a food tour, nothing expresses the essence of Santa Cruz like its food!
  • Take a weekend getaway, explore the nearby cities of Santa Cruz.
  • List down the free days of the museums and try to visit them on those days to save on ticket fee.

Getting around Santa Cruz in 5 days

You are going to be in the city for a considerable amount of time and hence it is recommended to get hang of the local transit system that will make getting around cheaper. Alternatively, you can hire a car or a bike and explore Santa Cruz on your own, at your own pace.

Best places to eat, drink, and shop in Santa Cruz

Eat, drink, shop repeat! You can enjoy an excellent retail therapy when in Santa Cruz. On your 5-day trip, make sure you try out the best local delicacies as well as shop for some souvenirs to take back home.

Where to stay in Santa Cruz for 5D4N vacation?

For a 5 day 4 nights vacation in Santa Cruz, you can choose a vacation rental or a hotel that is conveniently located. You can score a good deal on BnB, since the stay is for a longer duration.

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