9 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

9 days in California's Wine Coast Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Wine Coast Country Trip Planner

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Fly to San Luis County Regional Airport, Drive to Arroyo Grande
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Arroyo Grande
— 4 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Arroyo Grande

— 4 nights
Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Arroyo Grande side-trips: Los Osos (Los Osos Oaks State Reserve & Montana de Oro State Park). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, steep yourself in history at Point San Luis Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Pismo State Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arroyo Grande holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Arroyo Grande is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Arroyo Grande, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Simeon

— 3 nights
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.
San Simeon is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, and cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arroyo Grande to San Simeon takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Arroyo Grande in October, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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