11 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

11 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Lompoc
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Santa Barbara is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in October; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lompoc.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

2
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Lompoc

Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. On the 13th (Sun), kick back and relax at Surf Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jalama Beach, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, learn about winemaking at Fess Parker, then do a tasting at Sunstone Winery, and finally stop by Vinhus.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lompoc route planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Lompoc by car takes about an hour. October in Lompoc sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Lompoc

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
Paso Robles

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Explore hidden gems such as Piedras Blancas and Calcareous Vineyard. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tobin James Cellars and Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden. Explore Paso Robles' surroundings by going to San Simeon (William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, Hearst Castle, &more) and Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria). There's still lots to do: stop by Pasolivo Olive Oil and do a tasting at McPrice Myers Wines.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paso Robles tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lompoc to Paso Robles by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Lompoc in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then shop like a local with A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Drive from Paso Robles to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in October, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip