10 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

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10 days in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Morro Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: San Diego

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

San Diego to Los Angeles is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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 29th (Tue), walk around Shoreline Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Santa Barbara at 77°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

4
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Morro Bay: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Paso Robles), Pismo Pier (in Pismo Beach) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal & Hearst Castle). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, look for gifts at The Shell Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Bay National Estuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morro Bay road trip website .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Morro Bay can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Wine Tours & Tastings, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Pismo Pier
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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