14 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

14 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Monterey
— 4 nights
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Morro Bay
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday planner.

Tijuana, Mexico to Monterey is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tijuana, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Morro Bay: San Simeon (Hearst Castle, Friends of the Elephant Seal, &more) and Stepladder Ranch & Creamery (in Cambria). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, shop like a local with Amphora Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

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You can drive from Monterey to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Central Coast Kayaks, Jack Creek Celllars, Montana de Oro State Park
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Central Coast Food and Wine Tours ©
Central Coast Food and Wine Tours
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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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.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, surround yourself with nature on Santa Barbara Safaris, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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