12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cayucos
1
Cayucos
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Los Osos
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Templeton
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Cayucos

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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. You've added Brown Butter Cookie Company, Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayucos: San Simeon (Elephant Seal Rookery & Hearst Castle) and Paso Robles (Tobin James Cellars & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and make a trip to Nitt Witt Ridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cayucos trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cayucos. In August, daily temperatures in Cayucos can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Cayucos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Paso Robles
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Los Osos

Los Osos ©
Los Osos is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. You've now added Montana de Oro State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then trek along Bluff Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Osos vacation maker site .

Los Osos is just a stone's throw from Cayucos. In August, daily temperatures in Los Osos can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Templeton.

Things to do in Los Osos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Morro Rock, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Speed Boats Tours
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours

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Templeton

Templeton ©
Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): do a tasting at Epoch Estate Wines, learn about winemaking at Venteux Vineyards, do a tasting at AronHill Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Turley Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Atascadero Lake Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Charles Paddock Zoo, then do a tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery, then do a tasting at Rotta Winery, and finally make a trip to Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Templeton trip maker tool .

Getting from Los Osos to Templeton by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Los Osos in August, you will find days in Templeton are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Templeton

Wineries Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Atascadero, Ancient Peaks Winery
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Turley Cellars ©
Turley Cellars
Venteux Vineyards ©
Venteux Vineyards
Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial ©
Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial

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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 Estrella Warbird Air Museum. On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at Estrella Warbird Air Museum, learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery, then shop like a local with Pasolivo Olive Oil, then learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at DAOU Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, then learn about winemaking at Calcareous Vineyard, then do a tasting at Opolo Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles visit planner .

Paso Robles is just a stone's throw from Templeton. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Eberle Winery ©
Eberle Winery
DAOU Vineyards ©
DAOU Vineyards
Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden ©

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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). Moonstone Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cambria Nursery and Florist, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cambria journey builder website .

Getting from Paso Robles to Cambria by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cambria are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Big Sur
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls