15 days in Big Sur & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Big Sur & San Francisco Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 12 nights

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, trek along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur road trip planning app.

San Francisco to Big Sur is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Big Sur are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore California State Railroad Museum and Musee Mecanique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Old Sacramento Waterfront (in Sacramento), Guerneville (Armstrong Redwood State Reserve & Johnson's Beach) and Williams Selyem Winery (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Big Sur to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips