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Monterey and Carmel Day Trips from San Francisco

By Viator, January 2018

4.5 1310 Reviews | Add your review

The coastal highway from San Francisco to the Monterey Peninsula is one of the most beautiful drives in California. Whether you plan to explore the peninsula’s quaint towns or learn about its rich history, here’s how to make the most of a day trip.

Highlights
  • Relax and enjoy the scenery of the Pacific Ocean’s iconic, rugged coastline during the drive down Highway 1.
  • See unparalleled exhibits of marine life from all over the world at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Step into a John Steinbeck novel by exploring Monterey’s Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Stop off at Pebble Beach Village to visit the Pebble Beach Golf Course and see the stunning, coastside 18th green.
  • Get a glimpse of early California history at the old Spanish mission of Carmel.
  • Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea and the unbelievably scenic 17-Mile Drive, including the photo-worthy Lone Cypress

Things to Know
  • The gorgeous drive from San Francisco to Monterey down the Pacific coast takes about four hours.
  • The return trip to San Francisco via the inland route (past the Silicon Valley tech campuses) takes about 2.5 hours.
  • A private day tour allows you to customize your own itinerary and receive the undivided attention of your guide.

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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1248 Reviews

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
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4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

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Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

This tour will start traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1. We will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco

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Enjoy two of the most beautiful California coastal cities on this amazing day trip. Travel by bus down the rugged Cali coast, also known as Pacific Coast ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $680.00
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Embark on a quintessential California road trip with this customizable full-day tour down the Pacific Coastal Highway from San Francisco. See the Big Sur ...  Read more

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