6 days in Monterey & San Simeon Itinerary

6 days in Monterey & San Simeon Itinerary

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Monterey
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San Simeon
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step out of Monterey to go to Santa Cruz and see Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip site.

Boston to Monterey is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get little chillier in Monterey: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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17-Mile Drive ©
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17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
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Point Lobos
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip site.

Getting from Monterey to San Simeon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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