4 days in Morro Bay, Pismo Beach & Santa Barbara Itinerary

4 days in Morro Bay, Pismo Beach & Santa Barbara Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park and then kick back and relax at Morro Strand State Beach.

Plan my day in Morro Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

San Francisco to Morro Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Morro Bay are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip maker website.

Pismo Beach is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at East Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Santa Barbara Scenic Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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