8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Camarillo
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Coast Gallery Big Sur and The Old Monterey Jail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Asilomar State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Monterey to Big Sur to see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Monterey is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Monterey. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in November, with highs in Monterey at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Art Gallery
Coast Gallery Big Sur
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Historic Walking Area
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon day trip site.

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Monterey in November since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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1
night
Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then experience rural life at McGrath Family Farm, and then get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Camarillo online journey maker.

You can drive from San Simeon to Camarillo in 3 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Camarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping · Museums

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3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Head to Palm Springs General Store and Westfield Palm Desertfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center and Sunnylands Center & Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs planning website.

Traveling by car from Camarillo to Palm Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Camarillo in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Palm Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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