25 days in California's Central Coast, Dubai & Maldives Itinerary

25 days in California's Central Coast, Dubai & Maldives Itinerary

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1
Monterey, United States
— 3 nights
2
Paso Robles, United States
— 3 nights
3
Santa Barbara, United States
— 4 nights
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
5
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
6
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
7
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights

3
nights
Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Manresa State Beach (in Aptos) and Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Bookshop Santa Cruz). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, and don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey vacation builder app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Monterey is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dammam to Monterey due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in September; daily highs in Monterey reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Santa Cruz, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Manresa State Beach
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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Paso Robles, United States

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Luis Obispo (Highway 1 Discovery Route & Beer Tastings & Tours), Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal & Hearst Castle). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park and stroll around City Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles visit planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in Paso Robles hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo, San Simeon, Moonstone Beach Dr, Montana de Oro State Park
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Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

4
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Santa Barbara, United States

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sanford Winery & Vineyards (in Lompoc) and Solvang (Rusack Vineyards & Vinhus). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rincon Bike Trail, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

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Drive from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paso Robles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Solvang, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Rincon Bike Trail
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

5
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Spend the 18th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. The adventure continues: cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Dubai takes 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Santa Barbara to Dubai. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in Dubai hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Bikini Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Maafushi Island takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Maafushi Island is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

3
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), kick back and relax at Rasfannu, look for gifts at Island Bazaar, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Male. In September in Male, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Food Tours

2
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hulhumale trip site.

Ride a ferry from Male to Hulhumale in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Hulhumale are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

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