6 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

6 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast planner
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Fly
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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Arroyo Grande
— 1 night
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Cambria — 1 night

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). Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally stroll through Moonstone Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambria online trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Cambria is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Cambria to be little chillier, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Morro Bay.
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Morro Bay — 2 nights

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, then take a leisurely stroll along Cayucos Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay vacation planner.

Morro Bay is just a short distance from Cambria. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. You'll set off for San Luis Obispo on the 11th (Mon).
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San Luis Obispo — 1 night

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): deepen your understanding at California Polytechnic University, relax in the rural setting at Avila Valley Barn, then stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and finally take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo road trip app.

San Luis Obispo is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. In July, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Arroyo Grande on the 12th (Tue).
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Arroyo Grande — 1 night

Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rutiz Family Farms. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pismo State Beach, then experience rural life at Rutiz Family Farms, then walk around Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and finally walk around Dinosaur Caves Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arroyo Grande journey planner.

Arroyo Grande is very close to San Luis Obispo. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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