8 days in San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

8 days in San Francisco & Big Sur Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Crissy Field.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. Traveling from Toronto to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

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 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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