7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
2
Solvang
— 1 night
3
Los Olivos
— 1 night
4
Morro Bay
— 1 night
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
7
Monterey
— 1 night

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Santa Barbara

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.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online itinerary builder.

San Diego to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in November since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, do a tasting at Rideau Vineyard, do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards, then do a tasting at Toccata Tasting Room, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Solvang trip simple and quick.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Solvang can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Olivos.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

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night
Los Olivos

Los Olivos ©
Los Olivos is a census-designated place in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Koehler Winery, stop by Los Olivos General Store, learn about winemaking at Carhartt Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Barbieri Wines, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Stolpman Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Olivos road trip planner.

Los Olivos is just a short distance from Solvang. In November, daily temperatures in Los Olivos can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Los Olivos

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stolpman Vineyards ©
Stolpman Vineyards
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Koehler Winery ©
Koehler Winery

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night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural History, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fiona Bleu Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Olivos to Morro Bay takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Olivos in November since evenings lows in Morro Bay dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
Museum of Natural History ©
Museum of Natural History

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night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Morro Bay to San Simeon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in November, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Big Sur takes 2 hours. While traveling from San Simeon, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
New Camaldoli Hermitage ©
New Camaldoli Hermitage

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then learn about winemaking at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Monterey are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room ©
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room

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