10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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1
Cambria
— 1 night
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights

1
night
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). Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artifacts Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

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Edmonton, Canada to Cambria is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Edmonton to Cambria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Edmonton, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 12th (Wed), take a stroll through Ocean Avenue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Carmel planning website.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, you will find days in Carmel are much colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Monterey Bay
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach, view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally stroll through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, thentake in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip maker tool.

You can drive from Carmel to Fort Bragg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are much hotter (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ferry Building Marketplace and Chinese Culture Center. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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