4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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4 days in California Itinerary

Start: Santa Barbara
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles


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1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Margo Dodd Park, then stop by The Shell Shop, then stroll around Dinosaur Caves Park, and finally kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach online day trip planner .

Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Pismo Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Morro Bay
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park

2
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and then learn about winemaking at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Rosa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Rosa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. August in Santa Rosa sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Safari West ©
Safari West
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings

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