18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner

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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
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Pebble Beach
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Moss Landing
— 7 nights
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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Monterey Museum of Art as well as The Cannery Row Monument. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monterey trip builder website.

Oroville to Monterey is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Oroville in May, expect Monterey to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove

— 2 nights
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lovers Point Park. On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lovers Point, walk around Lovers Point Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally tee off at Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Pacific Grove Public Libary, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pacific Grove online itinerary planner.

Pacific Grove is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Pebble Beach

— 3 nights
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. On the 10th (Sun), tee off at Peter Hay Golf Course, then make a trip to Lone Cypress, and then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Poppy Hills Golf Course, then stroll through Bird Rock Vista Point, and then tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Plan trip to Pebble Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Pebble Beach is just a short distance from Pacific Grove. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars, shop like a local with Wyland Gallery Carmel, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel day trip planner.

Carmel is very close to Pebble Beach. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Moss Landing.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Moss Landing

— 7 nights
Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. You've now added Moss Landing State Beach to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moss Landing: Hollister (Dunne Park & Ridgemark Golf and Country Club Resort) and San Juan Oaks Golf Club (in San Juan Bautista). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, browse for treasures at Third Street, and make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America.

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Moss Landing is very close to Carmel. May in Moss Landing sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.