7 days in Muir Beach, Big Sur & California's Central Coast Itinerary

7 days in Muir Beach, Big Sur & California's Central Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Muir Beach, Big Sur & California's Central Coast Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
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Muir Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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Muir Beach

Muir Beach
Muir Beach is a census designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5mi northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Muir Beach trip itinerary planner .

Nashville to Muir Beach is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In March in Muir Beach, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Muir Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
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 21st (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Muir Beach to Big Sur takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Big Sur are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Andrew Molera State Park ©
Andrew Molera State Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip site .

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Tablas Creek Vineyard, then look for gifts at Pasolivo Olive Oil, then learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Eberle Winery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles journey planner.

Drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in March, expect nights in Paso Robles to be little chillier, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Shopping
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Pasolivo Olive Oil ©
Pasolivo Olive Oil
Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars
Eberle Winery ©
Eberle Winery

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery & Florist, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally stroll through Piedras Blancas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Paso Robles to San Simeon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in San Simeon sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Morro Strand State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in March since evenings lows in San Luis Obispo dip to 48°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Montana de Oro State Park, Speed Boats Tours, Morro Strand State Beach
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach

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