7 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

7 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

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7 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  13​h
San Simeon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Avila Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Get in touch with nature at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, and take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to San Simeon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Simeon. In June, San Simeon is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 17°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Bluff Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach, stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then stop by Alapay Cellars.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avila Beach day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Avila Beach takes an hour. While traveling from San Simeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Avila Beach, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avila Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Los Osos, Pismo State Beach
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars

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