31 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Big Sur Itinerary

31 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Big Sur Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Francisco
— 15 nights
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Monterey
— 8 nights
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Big Sur
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 15 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alamere Falls, San Francisco Bay, Twin Peaks, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge and hike along Lands End.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to San Francisco. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey

— 8 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Garrapata State Park, Lone Cypress, 17-Mile Drive, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cannery Row. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Mitchell's Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Bird Rock Vista Point.

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Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Monterey are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 5 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Andrew Molera State Park as well as Bixby Bridge. You'll get in some beach time at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Hearst Castle and Point Sur State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls and stroll through Partington Cove.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip