We are just finalising ideas for our honeymoon trip leaving UK for San Fran next week. We have 4 nights in San Fran before starting our drive south with our first two night stay in Carmel.
Having read through some posts about the trip south is it better to go inland on 101 and then come out by Carmel instead immediately taking Highway 1 on the coastal route?
Then my next question is when to travel through Big Sur and how long this is from Carmel. Is it better to do it on one of our full days in Carmel or drive it on route to our next stop to Santa Barbara for two nights?
Our other thoughts from Carmel to Santa Barbara is to try and see Pismo Beach, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. Once in Santa Barb we want to use one of our days to visit the Santa Ynez valley for a wine tour.
We are finding the time between San Fran and Santa Barb hard to work out!
Any advice much appreciated and apologies if I should’ve posted this elsewhere.