8 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

8 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arroyo Grande
— 4 nights
Drive to San Luis County Regional Airport, Fly to Newark

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San Simeon — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jade Cove and San Simeon Pier. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, trot along with a tour on horseback, hike along Bluff Trail, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary planning app.

Newark to San Simeon is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Simeon. While traveling from Newark, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arroyo Grande.
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Arroyo Grande — 4 nights

Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rutiz Family Farms and BoltAbout. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Talley Vineyards, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arroyo Grande online trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Arroyo Grande takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Arroyo Grande, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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