5 days in Big Sur Itinerary

5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coast Gallery Big Sur and Mission San Antonio de Padua. Take a break from the city and head to Partington Cove and Marina State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sur: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History & Point Pinos Lighthouse), Talbott Vineyards (in Carmel Valley) and Mission San Miguel Arcangel (in San Miguel). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, browse the collection at Henry Miller Memorial Library, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Big Sur. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Pacific Grove, Mission San Miguel Arcangel, Marina State Beach, Talbott Vineyards, Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Marina State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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