We leave SF on Aug. 28th and are scheduled to be in Huntington by Aug. 30th. We want to take our time and safely enjoy the scenery and stops along the Big Sur coastline. From what I've read on TA two overnight stops are ideal, and I was thinking our first overnight would be in Cambria or San Simeone area. But now I am second guessing that and thinking that may be too far to comfortably travel in one day.
I've read from DE's on here (I've printed off suggestions from Kibblesmom) that the Big Sur hwy can be exhausting and we don't want to burn ourselves out trying to get to Cambria nor do we want to miss any spectaular sights. Or drive at night.
South of Cambria I would like to stop in San Luis Obispo (I hear there is a really cool church there) and in Pismo beach, but beyond that, I am not sure that there is much more to see between there and Huntington Beach. From what I gather, our time would be better spent between Monterey and Cambria.
So, now, I need your opinions, please. As there doesn't seem to be anywhere in between Carmel and Cambria to stay for the night, should we spend Aug. 28th in Monterey, then take our time down the Big Sur coast line with our 2nd overnight in Cambria on Aug. 29th?
If so, how long will the drive then be to get from Cambria to Huntington? Will we be rushed on that leg of the drive? Will we have enough time to stop in San Luis Obispo and points in between?
Our check in at the Huntington Beach hotel probably won't be before 3pm anyways, so I guess there's no rush to get there.
What'd you all think?