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California Missions: How to Visit All 21 & Road Trip Along El Camino Real

Interested in visiting the 21 California missions? Check out this guide that shows you how to visit them all in 7 days and what to expect while at each one. It is a fantastic road trip along El Camino Real.


Mission Santa Barbara, became the first mission founded by Father Fermin Lasuen on December 4, 1786 after the death of Father Junipero Serra.

Bell Tower at the Carmel Mission ~ Carmel by the Sea, California. Thought I'd be here about 30 minutes; after 2 hours...still enjoying this historical wonder!