8 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

8 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast trip itinerary planner

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Morro Bay
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Morro Bay

— 4 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Bring the kids along to Morro Rock and Moonstone Beach Dr. Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach) and Eldwaylen Ocean Park (in Pismo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, hike along Bluff Trail, and stop by The Shell Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay online trip planner.

Newark to Morro Bay is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Morro Bay. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Morro Bay reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Morro Bay in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip