8 days in San Luis Obispo County & Clearwater Itinerary

8 days in San Luis Obispo County & Clearwater Itinerary

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San Luis Obispo
— 4 nights
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Clearwater
— 3 nights
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San Luis Obispo

— 4 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Explore San Luis Obispo's surroundings by going to Cambria (Artifacts Gallery, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, &more), San Simeon (Hearst Castle, Piedras Blancas, &more) and Montana de Oro State Park (in Los Osos). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Islay Creek Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Anchor Memorial Park.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Luis Obispo. In July, daily temperatures in San Luis Obispo can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 3 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (in Tarpon Springs) and Tampa (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Axe Throwing Tampa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Clearwater Beach, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Clearwater itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to Clearwater takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, expect Clearwater to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.