3 days in California Itinerary

3 days in California Itinerary

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3 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h
1
Palm Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 9th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, view the masterpieces at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally stop by Brandini Toffee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planner.

Los Angeles to Palm Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping
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Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©

1
night
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). Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, browse for treasures at Rich Man Poor Man Antiques, then take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cambria online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Cambria in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Cambria is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Fiona Bleu Gallery
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Artifacts Gallery ©
Artifacts Gallery

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