8 days in Big Sur Itinerary

8 days in Big Sur Itinerary

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A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Limekiln State Park and Mission San Antonio de Padua. Explore Big Sur's surroundings by going to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (in Salinas), San Simeon (Hearst Ranch Winery & William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach) and Carmel Valley (Garland Ranch Regional Park & Folktale Winery & Vineyard). There's lots more to do: tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, hike along Partington Cove, get a new perspective on nature at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, and identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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