15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

15 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast trip builder

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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

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

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, admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, make a trip to Chaucer's Bookstore, and see what you can catch with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Santa Barbara is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in July, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries
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Morro Bay

— 4 nights
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), San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop) and Stepladder Ranch & Creamery (in Cambria). 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 Fiona Bleu 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Monterey

— 5 nights
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), S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship (in Aptos) and Joullian Vineyards & Winery (in Carmel Valley). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

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 · Wineries

Side Trips

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