8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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San Simeon
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Morro Rock and Moonstone Beach Dr. Get outdoors at Moonstone Beach and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Simeon to Templeton to see AronHill Vineyards about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planning site.

New York City to San Simeon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Simeon is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, AronHill Vineyards, Morro Rock
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Visiting Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Asilomar State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Cheese Shop and immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 70°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 52°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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