5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
2
Montecito
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport, Drive to Oceanside
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Oceanside
— 1 night
Drive

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Morro Bay — 1 night

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 26th (Sun), experience rural life at The Luffa Farm, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Morro Bay trip builder tool.

San Diego to Morro Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for little chillier nights in Morro Bay, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montecito.
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Montecito — 1 night

Montecito is an unincorporated census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California.As a census-designated place, Montecito had a population of 8,965 in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Seaside Gardens and then get outside with Los Padres Outfitters.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montecito online day trip planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to Montecito in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Morro Bay in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Montecito: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Redwood National Park.
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Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Montecito to Redwood National Park. In June, Redwood National Park is little chillier than Montecito - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Oceanside.
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Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Oceanside — 1 night

Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California, admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

Before you visit Oceanside, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Oceanside. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: high temperatures in Oceanside hover around 74°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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