9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cambria
1
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Cayucos
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Cambria

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Cambria

Cambria ©
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). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leffingwell Landing as well as Stepladder Ranch & Creamery. Venture out of the city with trips to Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Pismo Pier (in Pismo Beach) and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (in Big Sur). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, and explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip builder app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cambria. In November, daytime highs in Cambria are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon, Pismo Pier, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Morro Rock
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piedras Blancas. On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally look for gifts at Sebastian General Store. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage, and then get great views at Ragged Point.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon sightseeing planning app .

San Simeon is just a stone's throw from Cambria. December in San Simeon sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
On the 4th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars, then learn about winemaking at DAOU Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paso Robles trip planning site .

Getting from San Simeon to Paso Robles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Paso Robles sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cayucos.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Tours Museums
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Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars
Wine Tours & Tastings
Eberle Winery ©
Eberle Winery

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Cayucos

Cayucos ©
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. Cayucos Pier has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Estero Bluffs State Park, and then take in the waterfront at Cayucos Pier.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayucos travel route planner .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Cayucos in an hour. Traveling from Paso Robles in December, Cayucos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cayucos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montana de Oro State Park, Monarch Butterfly Grove
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Cayucos Pier ©
Cayucos Pier