8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Cambria
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Death Valley National Park
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Cambria

— 3 nights
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). Take a break from the city and head to Stepladder Ranch & Creamery and Estero Bluffs State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leffingwell Landing and Therapy by the Sea. Explore Cambria's surroundings by going to Templeton (Rotta Winery & ZinAlley Winery). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery and Florist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Moonstone Cellars, and hike along Bluff Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip site.

Mammoth Lakes to Cambria is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in March, expect Cambria to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns. Get in touch with nature at Mosaic Canyon and Titus Canyon. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Darwin Falls, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, and take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Cambria to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.