10 days in Big Sur & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Big Sur & San Francisco Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore Big Sur's surroundings by going to Carmel Valley (Parsonage Winery Tasting Room, Joyce Vineyards, &more) and Pinnacles National Park (in Paicines). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Big Sur. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island
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Fisherman's Wharf
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