10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Cambria
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cambria

— 1 night
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). On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Artifacts Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cambria tour builder site.

Edmonton, Canada to Cambria is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Edmonton in June, plan for much hotter days in Cambria, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, you will find days in Carmel are much colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Bragg

— 1 night
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, then look 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, then take 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, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are much hotter (37°C), and nights are about the same (14°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 · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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: make a trip to 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 do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

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.