4 days in California's Central Coast & Oceanside Itinerary

4 days in California's Central Coast & Oceanside Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
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Paso Robles
— 2 nights
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Oceanside
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and then don't miss a visit to State Street Underpass.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online tour itinerary planner.

San Diego to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Barbara, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors
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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Paso Robles

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, learn about winemaking at Jack Creek Celllars, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and finally learn about winemaking at McPrice Myers Wines. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, then do a tasting at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and finally do a tasting at Tobin James Cellars.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paso Robles visit planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paso Robles, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oceanside.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Speed Boats Tours
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Jack Creek Celllars ©
Jack Creek Celllars

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Oceanside

Oceanside ©
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Mission San Luis Rey and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oceanside trip maker site.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Oceanside in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paso Robles in March, Oceanside is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Oceanside

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Mission San Luis Rey ©
Mission San Luis Rey
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

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