Big Sur Itinerary 6 Days
Explore the best places to visit in 6 days in Big Sur with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!
- Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
- Partington Cove
- Coast Gallery Big Sur
- Hawthorne Gallery
- Andrew Molera State Park
- Henry Miller Memorial Library
- Pfeiffer Beach
- El Estero Park Complex
- Coast Guard Pier And Old Fisherman\'s Wharf
- Cannery Row
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
- Point Sur State Historic Park & Lighthouse
- Bixby Creek Bridge
- 17-Mile Drive At Pebble Beach
- Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
- Old Coast Road
- Carmel River State Beach
- Carmel Mission Basilica
- Monterey Museum Of Art Pacific Street
- Museum Of Monterey
- La Mirada Monterey Museum Of Art
- Monterey State Historic Park
- Garrapata Beach
- The Esalen Institute
- Limekiln State Park
- Plaskett Creek Big Sur
- Salmon Creek Falls Trail
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6 Days in Big Sur Vacation Guide
A blend of vibrant colours and serene nature, ancient history and modern glamour, and the deep cultural roots that strive towards progress, Big Sur is one of the best places to vacation. With almost a week at your disposal, you can roam through its streets, feast on its traditional delicacies, and dive into its culture. With the world’s best monuments ready to woo you, and the enchanting legends that find their origin here, be ready to be mesmerized by every small corner of the brilliant city of Big Sur.
Know before you go on a trip to Big Sur
Six days is a long time to spend and with the wonderful, but slightly unpredictable weather of Big Sur, it is always recommended that you go prepared. So, dress according to the weather, carry some warm clothes for the evenings and elegant attire for some fine places that you may want to explore. In case you want to enjoy some adventure or sport activities, dress comfortably! Keep a tiny backpack with all your essentials like water bottle, meds, camera and all that you may need while you traverse through Big Sur. Any amount of time is less to experience the magic of Big Sur. Having said that, 6 days is enough to get a glimpse of the culture that is hidden beneath the “touristy” spots. Indulge in walking or biking tours, nature stays, restaurant hopping and other such offbeat activities. Keep your plan flexible and make the most of these days in Big Sur.
What to see in Big Sur in 6 days?
All the important tourist attractions like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Beach Day Use Area, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Bixby Creek Bridge must not be missed! Out of the 6 days that you spend in Big Sur, you can spend a couple of days exploring Carmel River State Beach, The Esalen Institute, Andrew Molera State Park. Do make it a point to include Limekiln State Park and Ragged Point along with Henry Miller Memorial Library, as you will get a glimpse of the real Big Sur here. And, after you have covered all these reputed monuments, escape into the lesser known reserves of nature, adventure and culture.
Things you should NOT do in Big Sur
One thing that you should not do when you are in Big Sur, is spend too much time huddled up in your hotel room, when the entire city is calling out to you. Compromise on sleep, and explore as much as you can! Don't miss out on the popular tourist attractions, but also take some time out to understand the authentic culture. And last but definitely not the least, don't forget your camera and journal, as recording these special experiences is part of the journey! Also, checkout the best things to do in Big Sur to have an unforgettable experience.
Modes of transportation in Big Sur
The best way to explore Big Sur is on foot. But don’t hesitate to avail of public transport, as the city has excellent transport network. You can also hire a bike or a car, or even take a taxi to get around Big Sur.
Dining and shopping on holiday in Big Sur
A vacation of 6 days in Big Sur gives you ample opportunities to understand, try and indulge in the traditional delicacies. If you don't mind spending a couple of more bucks, opt for one meal to be of fine dining. Ask the locals and your hosts about the speciality of the city, and set out on a gastro-journey! Shopping in Big Sur is in itself an experience. Look for the city’s best artwork, it’s forte and treat yourself to such trinkets. Apparel, food items, souvenirs... you will have an array of such alluring things to shop for.
Best vacation rentals in Big Sur for 6 days:
Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, resorts... with such a wide variety of accommodation options in Big Sur, you will hardly ever have any issues. From budget to luxury, every type is available here. Keep in mind the area, the neighbourhood, and your itinerary, as you don't want to spend too much time commuting. Since you'll be in Big Sur for quite some time, you can try various types of hotels to have different experiences! Book in advance to get the best deals.
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