8 days in San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

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8 days in San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h
Toronto

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Crissy Field, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning app

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur road trip planning site

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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