8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

©
You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + bus:  24​h
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cambria
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Sydney

3
days
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Carmel is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and wander the streets of Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Carmel is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Carmel. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Carmel to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Carmel.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row

2
days
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 7th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then appreciate the history behind Friends of Hearst Castle. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then look for gifts at Shell Shop Inc.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cambria custom trip planner.

Drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Cambria, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Morro Bay, San Simeon
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cambria.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock
Friends of Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach

Similar Plans

15 days in Santa Cruz, Carmel & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM JAPAN October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Carmel, San Luis Obispo & Pismo Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Carmel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Carmel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Carmel BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans