28 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

28 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
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Monterey
— 6 nights
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Paso Robles
— 7 nights
Drive
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Solvang
— 6 nights
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Oxnard
— 5 nights
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Monterey

— 6 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cannery Row and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Relax by the water at Manresa State Beach and Breakwater. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Aptos (Seacliff State Beach & Rio Del Mar State Beach) and Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, Twin Lakes State Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Monterey is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paso Robles

— 7 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.
Head to San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association and Fiona Bleu Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Hearst Castle and Alta Colina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: San Luis Obispo (Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, Fisherman's Beach, &more), Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Fiscalini Ranch Preserve) and Morro Bay (Morro Strand State Beach & Anchor Memorial Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, do a tasting at Derby Wine Estates, and immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles trip maker tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Solvang

— 6 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Get some cultural insight at Rusack Vineyards and Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. Do your shopping at Vinhus and Visitor Center. Explore Solvang's surroundings by going to Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery) and Lompoc (Jalama Beach, Jalama Beach County Park, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, and steep yourself in history at La Purisima State Historical Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Solvang road trip planning site.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Solvang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in July, expect nights in Solvang to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Oxnard.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oxnard

— 5 nights
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at State Street Underpass and The Collection at Riverpark. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Silver Strand Beach and Rincon Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxnard: Ojai (Bart's Books, Human Arts Gallery, &more), Butterfly Beach (in Montecito) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Old Mission Santa Barbara, &more).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oxnard attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Oxnard takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Solvang in August, you will find days in Oxnard are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oxnard

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips