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Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Itineraries

How much time do you have? That is the question!

A road trip along Highway 1 can be as flexible as you want.

You can spend from as little as 4 days up to a fortnight or more exploring this beautiful route.

Our fly-and-drive or self-drive Pacific Coast Highway itineraries are highly customizable and hence, the perfect way to start planning your ultimate California adventure.

Each itinerary highlights the best things to do in a destination along with essential travel information such as driving distances, time to spend per attraction, places to eat and drink, best photo ops, and accommodation for your trip.

Click the read more link to go to each itinerary page.

Pacific Coast Highway 4 day itinerary

If you have only 4 days, then spend one day in San Francisco and see the highlights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz.

The next day, leave early from San Francisco and explore… Read More

Pacific Coast Highway 5 day itinerary

If you have 5 days, we would recommend following our 4-day itinerary with just a few changes: you can spend the extra day exploring either San Francisco, Big Sur, or Los Angeles.

In San Francisco, use your second day to see…Read More

Pacific Coast Highway 7 day itinerary

Now we are talking.

A week is a perfect time to drive this stunning route.

On your first day, start at the northern end in Leggett and see those majestic coastal redwoods.

Drive your car through the Chandelier Tree tunnel, then…Read More

Pacific Coast Highway 10 day itinerary

With 10 days in hand, you have so many options.

One way is to follow the 7- day itinerary but drive all the way down to San Diego.

Another is to start in Los Angeles, follow our 7-day itinerary, and explore up to the Avenue of Giants…Read More

Other Posts to plan your Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Planner
Best Places to Stay along the Pacific Coast Highway
Best Pacific Coast Highway Stops