3 days in United States Itinerary

3 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— Few hours
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Monterey
— Few hours
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 day
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Cambria
— Few hours
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— Few hours

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): go for a walk through Shark Fin Cove and then learn about winemaking at Beauregard Vineyard.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning site.

Berkeley to Santa Cruz is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

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Scenic Walking Area
Shark Fin Cove
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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in September, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will leave for Carmel on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

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Carmel

Carmel ©
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. On the 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, then learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online tour itinerary planner.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In September in Carmel, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries
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Winery / Vineyard
Caraccioli Cellars
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Winery / Vineyard
Dawn's Dream Winery
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then stroll through Partington Cove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sur driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Hiking Trail
Partington Cove
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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). To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cambria travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Cambria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. You'll set off for San Luis Obispo on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo day trip planning site.

Drive from Cambria to San Luis Obispo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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