16 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

16 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

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16 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Arroyo Grande
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cambria
— 7 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
New York City

6
days
Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Get some cultural insight at Point San Luis Lighthouse and Kynsi Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve and Elfin Forest Preserve. Step out of Arroyo Grande to go to Los Osos and see Bluff Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, stop by Alapay Cellars Tasting Room, stroll through Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lopez Lake Campground (entrance).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arroyo Grande online trip planner

New York City to Arroyo Grande is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Arroyo Grande to be somewhat warmer, around 41°F, while days are much hotter, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cambria.

Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Los Osos, Avila Beach, Oceano
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Lopez Lake Campground (entrance)
Lopez Lake Campground (entrance)
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery ©
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

8
days
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Blancas Light Station and Nit Wit Ridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room and Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary). Take a break from Cambria with a short trip to Jade Cove in San Simeon, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Cayucos Pier, look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, steep yourself in history at Friends of Hearst Castle, and immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cambria travel itinerary planner

You can drive from Arroyo Grande to Cambria in an hour. Traveling from Arroyo Grande in January, you will find days in Cambria are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cayucos
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Jade Cove ©
Jade Cove
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
Friends of Hearst Castle ©
Friends of Hearst Castle