11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to San Luis County Regional Airport, Drive to Avila Beach
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Avila Beach
— Few hours
Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Harmony
— 1 night
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Avila Beach

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. On the 11th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Avila Beach day trip website.

Chicago to Avila Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Avila Beach, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 12th (Sun), stroll through Pismo State Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and then stroll around Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pismo Beach route planning website.

Pismo Beach is very close to Avila Beach. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about all things military at Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Bishop Peak, then look for gifts at Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo visit planner.

San Luis Obispo is very close to Pismo Beach. May in San Luis Obispo sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Morro Bay route builder app.

Morro Bay is just a stone's throw from San Luis Obispo. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to San Simeon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Morro Bay in May: highs in San Simeon hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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 16th (Thu): stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria travel itinerary planner.

Cambria is very close to San Simeon. In May, daily temperatures in Cambria can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Harmony.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Harmony

Harmony is an unincorporated community located in San Luis Obispo County, California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Harmony Pottery Works, then do a tasting at Harmony Cellars, and then immerse yourself in nature at Harmony Headlands State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harmony driving holiday planner.

Harmony is just a short distance from Cambria. May in Harmony sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Harmony

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), learn about winemaking at McPrice Myers Wines, learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, then take in the history at Mission San Miguel Arcangel, then do a tasting at Eberle Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles trip planning site.

You can drive from Harmony to Paso Robles in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

You can 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 May, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur day trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.