1 day in California Itinerary

1 day in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California attractions planner

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Pleasanton
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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
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Big Sur
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Pleasanton

Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pleasanton trip planner.

Monterey to Pleasanton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March in Pleasanton, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 44°F at night. You'll set off for Santa Cruz on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Pleasanton

Parks · Wineries · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pleasanton to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. March in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. You'll set off for Monterey on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. March in Monterey sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find out how to plan a trip to Big Sur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

California travel guide

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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.