4 days in Paso Robles & Cambria Itinerary

4 days in Paso Robles & Cambria Itinerary

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4 days in Paso Robles & Cambria Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Paso Robles

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): shop like a local with Pasolivo Olive Oil and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip planner .

San Francisco to Paso Robles is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 33°F in Paso Robles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Tours Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Monarch Butterfly Grove
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars

2
nights
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 (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cambria online journey planner .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Cambria in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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