4 days in Temecula & California's Central Coast Itinerary

4 days in Temecula & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Temecula
— 1 day
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Fallbrook Art Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Pennypickle's Workshop - Temecula Children's Museum, and then visit Old Town Temecula.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Temecula day trip site.

Palm Springs to Temecula is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in August, with highs in Temecula at 91°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Temecula

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then engage your brain at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Temecula to Santa Barbara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Temecula in August, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cambria tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Cambria hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then take in the exciting artwork at Venture Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour planner.

Getting from Cambria to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in August, you will find days in Monterey are cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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