4 days in Carpinteria, San Luis Obispo & San Simeon Itinerary

4 days in Carpinteria, San Luis Obispo & San Simeon Itinerary

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4 days in Carpinteria, San Luis Obispo & San Simeon Itinerary

Start: Burbank
Drive:  3​h
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Carpinteria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Burbank

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Carpinteria

Carpinteria ©
Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura. For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carpinteria road trip planning website .

Burbank to Carpinteria is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Burbank in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Carpinteria. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Carpinteria

Breweries
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Island Brewing Company ©
Island Brewing Company

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo trip planner .

You can drive from Carpinteria to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Wineries Parks

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to San Simeon Pier.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to San Simeon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in December since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 33°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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San Simeon Pier ©
San Simeon Pier