27 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

27 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast tour planner

Make it your trip
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Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Solvang
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ojai
— 6 nights
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Monterey

— 5 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Old Monterey Farmer's Market or Bookshop Santa Cruz. Get a sense of the local culture at Cannery Row and San Carlos Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Aptos (Seacliff State Beach, Rio Del Mar State Beach, &more) and Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Pleasure Point Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moss Landing State Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip builder tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Monterey is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Monterey, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo

— 6 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Moonstone Beach and Eldwaylen Ocean Park. Get some cultural insight at State Street Underpass and Fiona Bleu Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting San Luis Obispo side-trips: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Piedras Blancas, &more) and Ephraim Pottery West Gallery (in Cambria). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Steynberg Gallery, and hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Solvang

— 6 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Relax by the water at Jalama Beach and Jalama Beach County Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rusack Vineyards and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Solvang side-trips: Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery) and Lompoc (Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines & Taste of Santa Rita Hills). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, do a tasting at Sunstone Winery, see the interesting displays at Elverhoj Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Solvang online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Solvang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Solvang can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ojai.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ojai

— 6 nights
Ojai is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ojai: Carpinteria (Rincon Bike Trail & Carpinteria Valley Museum of History), Point Mugu Missile Park (in Port Hueneme) and Oxnard (The Collection at Riverpark, Mandalay State Beach, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Human Arts Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of Ventura County - Agriculture Museum, don't miss a visit to galerie102, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meditation Mount.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ojai attractions site.

Getting from Solvang to Ojai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Solvang in July, you will find days in Ojai are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ojai

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips