5 days in California’s Central Coast Itinerary

5 days in California’s Central Coast Itinerary

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5 days in California’s Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  18​h 30​min
1
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park, take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Monterey is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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 24th (Mon): do a tasting at Tobin James Cellars, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles day trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect nights in Paso Robles to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Moonstone Beach Dr, Montana de Oro State Park, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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