8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

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Carmel
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Cambria
— 5 nights

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Carmel

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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Point Lobos ©
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Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay ©
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Monterey Bay
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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). Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Hearst Castle (in San Simeon). There's lots more to do: hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, look for gifts at Alapay Cellars, and identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cambria online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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