4 days in Monterey & Big Sur Itinerary

4 days in Monterey & Big Sur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Monterey
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Big Sur
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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey trip builder app.

Los Angeles to Monterey is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Monterey at 65°F and lows at 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur travel website.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries