I am just in the process of planning are trip for September 2015.
We staying in San Francisco for 4 nights, on our last day we plan to pick the rental car up early and make are way to Monterey. We will stay 1 night in Monterey and then then following day we will make are way to Treebones resort, Big Sur.
We are hoping to be in Monterey for lunch time - first stop will be food. Check in times are between 3.00pm and 5.00pm depending on which accommodation we pick. Accommodation will be in Monterey.
The following day we plan to drive to Treetops Resort along Big Sur. I know Google maps isn't always accurate but its say 1 hour 38 minutes. Obviously we will be making stops along the way and check in is at 5.00pm. We also want to make sure we arrive before it goes dark.
I know we haven't got much time in Monterey but we would like to see as much as we can in that time. We also want to visit the aquarium, not sure if we would have time to do this in the morning and then by lunch time make are way to Treetops, is 5 hours enough time to stop and take in Big Sur along the way?
I'm just not sure what we can and cant fit in in are time there?
We are happy to be on the go all day as when we get to Treetops we have 2 days to chill out before the next part of the road trip.