I want to take a 7-10 day road trip in California. I've been wanting for some time to check out Big Sur and perhaps do some light hiking. I've also wanted to check out Napa or Napa-esque wineries (extra points for doing a day biking tour). I'm looking for ideas on places to stop, timing, and places to stay that are nice but won't break the budget. Also, I definitely want to go to San Fran. Is it easier to fly and do a big loop from San Fran, or to start in Los Angeles and rent a one-way car to depart from San Fran at the end? Any cool culture spots, seafood, or other off-the-wall unique attractions suggestions are appreciated! I'll be travelling with 1-3 other people likely in September.
Thanks in advance for any help that you can give!