8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Cambria Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey Transit Plaza / Gate 3 Pearl
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Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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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. Carmel is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Carmel is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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). On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then look for gifts at The Shell Shop.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambria tour planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cambria, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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