9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
4
Big Sur
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Carmel

Carmel ©
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. On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Point Lobos. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder site.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel Valley
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Joullian Vineyards & Winery ©
Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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