6 days in San Simeon & Monterey Itinerary

6 days in San Simeon & Monterey Itinerary

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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon vacation planning tool.

Boston to San Simeon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit cooler (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and contemplate the long history of Cannery Row.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in July: highs in Monterey hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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17-Mile Drive ©
Must see
17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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