7 days in Solvang, Morro Bay & Big Sur Itinerary

7 days in Solvang, Morro Bay & Big Sur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Burbank, Train to Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, Bus to Solvang
— 2 nights
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Big Sur
— 2 nights



— 2 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jalama Beach County Park and El Capitan State Beach. When in Solvang, make a side trip to see Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, approximately Lompoc away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, stop by Ostrich Land, and learn about winemaking at Sevtap Winery Tasting Room.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Solvang online journey planner.

New York City to Solvang is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Solvang is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Solvang when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Solvang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Morro Bay day trip site.

Drive from Solvang to Morro Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Solvang in June: highs in Morro Bay hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

Getting from Morro Bay to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches