5 days in Monterey, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Itinerary

5 days in Monterey, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Monterey
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Mon), find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

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San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse, look for gifts at SLO Sweets, and then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get interesting insight from Avila Beach Paddlesports and then get a tailor-made plan with Stepladder Ranch & Creamery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Luis Obispo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Monterey in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Cambria
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Stepladder Ranch & Creamery ©
Stepladder Ranch & Creamery
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Avila Beach Paddlesports ©
Avila Beach Paddlesports

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Santa Barbara

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.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara vacation website.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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