5 days in Paso Robles & Avila Beach Itinerary

5 days in Paso Robles & Avila Beach Itinerary

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5 days in Paso Robles & Avila Beach Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Avila Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Paso Robles

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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden and then learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Niner Wine Estates, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles trip website .

Los Angeles to Paso Robles is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Paso Robles hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Elephant Seal Rookery, Moonstone Beach
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars

3
nights
Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Step out of the city life by going to Morro Rock and Speed Boats Tours. Hearst Castle and Point San Luis Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, and learn about all things military at Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Avila Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Avila Beach takes an hour. Traveling from Paso Robles in August, you will find days in Avila Beach are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, Ancient Peaks Winery, Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Speed Boats Tours

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