4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

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Drive
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Paso Robles
— 1 day
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Solvang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 day
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Paso Robles

— 1 day

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Herman Story Winery and then gain insight at Studios on the Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paso Robles trip planner.

Sacramento to Paso Robles is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paso Robles, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
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Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the top attractions with BoltAbout Electric Bikes, then contemplate the long history of Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Morro Bay trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Morro Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Morro Bay, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Solvang.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Solvang

— 2 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, then learn about winemaking at Epiphany Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Solvang road trip planning app.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Solvang in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Solvang when traveling from Morro Bay in October, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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Santa Barbara

— 1 day

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.
On the 4th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Casa del Herrero and then sample the tasty concoctions at Island Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip site.

Getting from Solvang to Santa Barbara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Solvang in October: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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California travel guide

4.1
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.