22 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

22 days in California's Central Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Coast route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Monterey
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Monterey
— 6 nights
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 9 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo

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Monterey

— 6 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Popular historic sites such as Mission San Juan Bautista and Cannery Row are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Pinnacles National Park (in Paicines) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Kalamazoo to Monterey is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Monterey. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in June; daily highs in Monterey reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Morro Bay

— 6 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Wine Tours & Tastings and Tobin James Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Get out of town with these interesting Morro Bay side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach), San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Hearst Castle) and Paso Robles (J Dusi Winery, Fratelli Perata Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in Morro Bay are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

— 9 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.
Let the collections at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Santa Barbara Art Glass capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carpinteria State Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Ojai (Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts & Human Arts Gallery), Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang) and La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc). Dedicate the 14th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Reagan Ranch Center, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online itinerary planner.

Getting from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Morro Bay in June: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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