5 days in Monterey, San Luis Obispo County & Santa Clara Itinerary

5 days in Monterey, San Luis Obispo County & Santa Clara Itinerary

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Monterey
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Cambria
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Santa Clara
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Monterey

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Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Monterey is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Monterey, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Monterey is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Point Lobos
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17-Mile Drive
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Cambria

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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 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

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Getting from Monterey to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cambria

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Santa Clara

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Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. On the 8th (Tue), stroll around Cuesta Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Clara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cambria to Santa Clara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Cambria in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Clara: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

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Cuesta Park
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