15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
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Morro Bay
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 5 nights

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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.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and cast your line with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online vacation planner.

Mumbai, India to Santa Barbara is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morro Bay: Avila Beach Paddlesports (in Avila Beach), Stepladder Ranch & Creamery (in Cambria) and San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Friends of the Elephant Seal). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Morro Bay route tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, San Simeon, Montana de Oro State Park
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Avila Beach Paddlesports ©
Avila Beach Paddlesports
Central Coast Food and Wine Tours ©
Central Coast Food and Wine Tours
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & West Cliff Drive) and S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship (in Aptos). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and let your taste buds guide you at Monterey Bay Food Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monterey travel 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Morro Bay in July: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz, S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks

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