4 days in Carmel & Big Sur Itinerary

4 days in Carmel & Big Sur Itinerary

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Carmel
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Big Sur
— 2 nights

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Carmel

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista, then learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel. Keep things going the next day: trek along Scenic Road Walkway, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ocean Avenue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary site.

San Francisco to Carmel is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery. On your second day here, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur travel route builder app.

Getting from Carmel to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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McWay Falls
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