8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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Carmel
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 5 nights

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Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip maker.

Cambria to Carmel is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for much colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Cambria

— 5 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). Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more), Hearst Castle (in San Simeon) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). There's lots more to do: trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, stop by Alapay Cellars, and get a taste of the local shopping with Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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