8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Cambria
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Death Valley National Park
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Cambria

— 3 nights
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). Take a break from the city and head to Stepladder Ranch & Creamery and Bluff Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leffingwell Landing and Cambria Nursery and Florist. Explore Cambria's surroundings by going to Templeton (Rotta Winery & ZinAlley Winery). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Therapy by the Sea, immerse yourself in nature at Estero Bluffs State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery, and learn about winemaking at Jack Creek Celllars.

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Mammoth Lakes to Cambria is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in March; daily highs in Cambria reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns. Get in touch with nature at Mosaic Canyon and Titus Canyon. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, and take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Cambria to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.