My friend and I are doing a road trip from San Fran to Yosemite and then down to San Deigo. We are staying the night in Carmel, and then driving down to Santa Barbara the next day. I want to stop at highlights along the way, especially Hearst Castle. I don't want to get to Santa Barbara later than 10pm, so what time would you reccomend getting to Hearst Castle? Also, should I go on 101, instead of highway 1, after the the castle to save time?
Thanks for your help!