5 days in Big Sur & California's Central Coast Itinerary

5 days in Big Sur & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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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.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Big Sur is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Asilomar State Beach. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Monterey sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Pismo Beach can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips