1 day in California Itinerary

1 day in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
Paso Robles
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara


San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Paso Robles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Paso Robles


A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles travel route builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Paso Robles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Paso Robles are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (41°F). You'll set off for San Luis Obispo on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo holiday planner.

Getting from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paso Robles in March since evenings lows in San Luis Obispo dip to 48°F. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Santa Barbara

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.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Safaris.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.