2 days in Big Sur & California’s Central Coast Itinerary

2 days in Big Sur & California’s Central Coast Itinerary

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2 days in Big Sur & California’s Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Brentwood
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Cambria
— Few hours
Drive:  16​h 30​min
4
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Brentwood

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Bixby Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur travel itinerary planner.

Brentwood to Big Sur is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Brentwood in July: highs in Big Sur hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in San Simeon hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 56°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

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Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cambria trip planner.

Cambria is very close to San Simeon. In July, daily temperatures in Cambria can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toMorro Bay.

Things to do in Cambria

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay online vacation planner .

Morro Bay is just a short distance from Cambria. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Morro Bay

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