4 days in Morro Bay, Big Sur & Carmel Itinerary

4 days in Morro Bay, Big Sur & Carmel Itinerary

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Morro Bay
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Big Sur
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Carmel
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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. On the 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, look for gifts at The Shell Shop, take a memorable tour with The Paddleboard Company, then take some stellar pictures from Anchor Memorial Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay sightseeing planning website.

San Diego to Morro Bay is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Morro Bay, with lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Paddleboard Company
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Shell Shop
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then stroll through Partington Cove.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur journey builder tool.

Getting from Morro Bay to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Bridge
Bixby Bridge
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Hiking Trail
Partington Cove
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars and then take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Big Sur to Carmel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Point Lobos
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17-Mile Drive
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