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Coastal Los Angeles To San Francisco Tour

Estimated Travel Period: 7 Days, about 10 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 473 miles

Best Time To Travel

California is at its most stunning between mid-Spring (April) to late Autumn (October), with most tourists coming in during Summer (June to August). Early reservations are a must, so book an RV now! Campground stays can also be booked online.

A tour of California wouldn't be complete without a trip to its golden beaches and national forests. Here's an itinerary that's short and simple, with guaranteed fun along the coast of the North Pacific Ocean. You'll be out in the sun most of the time, so pack a hat and some sunscreen as well. Make sure you have everything you need with our US Camping Checklist.


The tour can be finished in only 7 days, although you can extend your stay at the chosen towns and attractions by a day or two. There is no need to go offroad, so a standard RV of any size will work with the itinerary. We can help you find the perfect Motorhome For Hire from only the top US brands. 


Day 1 Los Angeles to Malibu

Estimated Travel Period: about 50 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:35 miles

Get a dose of California sun in one of Malibu's amazing beaches like Surfrider and Zuma Beach.

Day 2 Malibu to Santa Barbara

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:72 miles

Visit the city that's known for its downtown beaches and Spanish architecture, and get a view of the Santa Ynez Mountains from Los Padres National Forest.

Day 3 Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:94 miles

Find out why San Luis Obispo is known as “the happiest city in America.” There's wholesome fun to have in the historic Avila Hot Springs.

Day 4 San Luis Obispo to Monterey

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:135 miles

Say hello to the local marine life in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Go on a whale watching tour from the Fisherman's Wharf or find a great fishing spot in Cannery Row.

Day 5 Monterey to Scotts Valley

Estimated Travel Period: about 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:46 miles

Take a day to visit the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Find wildflowers blooming around the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Day 6 Scotts Valley to Half Moon Bay

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:54 miles

Watch as the world's best surfers tackle giant waves at Mavericks. Hike up to Montara Mountain.

Day 7 Half Moon Bay to San Francisco

Estimated Travel Period: about 40 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:30 miles

Get a glimpse of hippie culture at Haight-Ashbury or enjoy the excellent view of the Bay at Lafayette Park. No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Golden Gate.

Travel Tip

You can also use this itinerary if you
want to start your trip from San Francisco; simply follow the tour in
reverse! Find a great RV
for hire
from the best operators in San Francisco.

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