California Coast in 3 days

Posted September 14, 2022 in Itinerary Of The Week - Last updated November 9, 2023


With its 840-mile coastline, California shares an abiding and deep relationship with the Pacific Ocean. California’s coast comprises more than 20,000 rocks and tiny offshore islands. The geography of the natural areas and beaches also varies greatly. This 3-day California Coast itinerary is perfect for planning your road trip through sunny California this summer or winter. Let’s explore how much we can see of the California Coast in 3 days.

Exploring The California Coast

In some places, you would find sandy and long beaches; in others, you would find rocky beaches. Some beautiful Californian beaches also have lagoons and are brimming with wildlife. It’s safe to say that there is no dearth of attractions on the California coast. If you want to understand the deep connection between the sea and the land, exploring the California Coast on a road trip is the best way to go about it.

The first day of the itinerary takes you from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, and you get to cover Lotusland, Santa Barbara, and Solvang in the midst, too. On the second day, you can explore nearby attractions, like the San Simeon, Big Sur, and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Finally, you can conclude the trip by covering Monterey from the Big Sur to San Francisco. This itinerary helps you cover all the beautiful central locations of the Californian coast, all within a reasonable budget of $200-400. What’s better is that it also gives you plenty of time to rest on your trip. Explore all these gorgeous locations with this Roadtrip California Coast itinerary provided by Travel-Wise.

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