13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights

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3
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get outdoors at Pfeiffer State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, Coast Gallery Big Sur, &more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Monterey trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Toronto, Canada to Monterey is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In August, Monterey is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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2
nights
Cambria

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). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cambria travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Monterey, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cambria to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Cambria in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Must see
Artists Dr
4.6
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Must see
Dante's View
4.9

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Visiting Bridalveil Fall and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, Tunnel View, Glacier Point, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company and contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Willy's Hot Springs.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip maker tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7
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Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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Must see
El Capitan
4.9

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