14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Carmel
— 1 night
2
Monterey
— Few hours
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
Big Sur
— 1 day
5
Cambria
— 2 nights
6
Paso Robles
— Few hours
7
Cambria
— 1 night
8
Avila Beach
— 2 nights
9
Goleta
— 1 night
10
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
11
Goleta
— 1 night
12
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Carmel online day trip planner.

Redwood City to Carmel is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Redwood City in August: highs in Carmel hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.
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Carmel Beach Boardwalk ©
Carmel Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary website.

Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums
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Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel online visit planner.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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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). On the 17th (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr, then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light House Lens, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally take a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier.

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Traveling by car from Big Sur to Cambria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

San Simeon
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Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Horseback Riding Tours
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paso Bike Tours. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Paso Bike Tours.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paso Robles travel planner.

Drive from Cambria to Paso Robles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors

Side Trip

Paso Bike Tours
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Cambria

Cambria ©
On the 18th (Tue), stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cambria driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Cambria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Avila Beach.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach
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Cambria Cemetery ©
Cambria Cemetery

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Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Your day by day itinerary now includes Van Curaza Surf School as well as BOLTABOUT Ebike Rentals. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see Van Curaza Surf School and then stroll through Avila Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get outside with BOLTABOUT Ebike Rentals, visit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then trek along Point Buchon Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avila Beach road trip website.

You can drive from Cambria to Avila Beach in an hour. Traveling from Cambria in August, you will find days in Avila Beach are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Goleta.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Point Buchon Trail
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Van Curaza Surf School ©
Van Curaza Surf School
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

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Goleta

Goleta ©
Goleta is a city in southern Santa Barbara County, California, US. Hans Christian Andersen Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around Hans Christian Andersen Park, immerse yourself in nature at Refugio State Beach, then take a pleasant ride with Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables, and finally cruise along Arroyo Hondo Vista Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goleta itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Avila Beach to Goleta in 1.5 hours. In August in Goleta, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Goleta

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hans Christian Andersen Park
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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables ©
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables
Arroyo Hondo Vista Point ©
Arroyo Hondo Vista Point
Hans Christian Andersen Park ©
Hans Christian Andersen Park

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Santa Barbara is just a short distance from Goleta. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goleta.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries
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Goleta

Goleta ©
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Goleta Beach.

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Goleta is just a stone's throw from Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Goleta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Goleta Beach ©
Goleta Beach

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your list of things to see and do now includes River Rafting & Tubing, Whitewater Voyages, Big Baldy, and other attractions. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Goleta to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Goleta in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Project Survival's Cat Haven, Whitewater Voyages
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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