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.
Take a break from the city and head to Partington Cove and Andrew Molera State Park. For shopping fun, head to Coast Gallery Big Sur or Sebastian General Store. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sur: Carmel Valley (Talbott Vineyards & Garland Ranch Regional Park), Hahn Estate Winery (in Soledad) and Marina State Beach (in Marina). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Big Sur. In May, daytime highs in Big Sur are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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San Simeon, Carmel Valley, Hahn Estate Winery, Marina State Beach
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Andrew Molera State Park
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Marina State Beach
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Point Sur State Historic Park

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