19 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

19 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

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19 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly + Drive:  28 h
San Simeon
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Arroyo Grande
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Seoul

San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive 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.
San Simeon is known for historic sites, wildlife, beaches, nature, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, and examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner .

Seoul, South Korea to San Simeon is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Seoul in December, you will find days in San Simeon are much warmer (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Arroyo Grande.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande ©
Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Osos (Bluff Trail, Montana de Oro State Park, & more) and Cayucos (Cayucos Pier, Brown Butter Cookie Company, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Heritage House Museum, contemplate the long history of Point San Luis Lighthouse, experience rural life at Rutiz Family Farms, and tee off at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arroyo Grande online tour planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Arroyo Grande in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Arroyo Grande. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Los Osos, Avila Beach, Cayucos, Oceano
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Talley Vineyards ©
Talley Vineyards
Kynsi Winery ©
Kynsi Winery