12 days in San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

12 days in San Luis Obispo County Itinerary

Created using Inspirock San Luis Obispo County trip planner

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Cayucos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Osos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Templeton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive

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Cayucos

— 2 nights
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. You've added Brown Butter Cookie Company, Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Cayucos' surroundings by going to San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Hearst Castle) and Paso Robles (Tobin James Cellars & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and make a trip to Nitt Witt Ridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cayucos road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cayucos. In August in Cayucos, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Osos.

Things to do in Cayucos

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Los Osos

— 2 nights
Los Osos is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. You've now added Montana de Oro State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluff Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Osos attractions planning website.

Los Osos is just a stone's throw from Cayucos. In August in Los Osos, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Templeton.

Things to do in Los Osos

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Templeton

— 2 nights
Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. On the 29th (Thu), do a tasting at Epoch Estate Wines, learn about winemaking at Venteux Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at AronHill Vineyards, then do a tasting at Turley Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Peachy Canyon Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Atascadero Lake Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Charles Paddock Zoo, then do a tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rotta Winery, and finally make a trip to Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Templeton online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Los Osos to Templeton takes an hour. While traveling from Los Osos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Templeton, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Templeton

Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paso Robles

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estrella Warbird Air Museum. On the 31st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Estrella Warbird Air Museum, learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery, look for gifts at Pasolivo Olive Oil, then do a tasting at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at DAOU Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, then do a tasting at Calcareous Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Opolo Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles trip itinerary maker website.

Paso Robles is just a short distance from Templeton. August in Paso Robles sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Cambria

— 3 nights
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). Moonstone Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery and Florist, and finally do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Cambria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cambria are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.