We are spending 8 days in San Francisco in September. We will have a car the last couple of days, but my question is regarding our last day. Our flight doesn't leave until 11:45pm, so we have all day. What we would like to do is: be in San Jose by 9am to tour the Winchester Mystery House (leaving there by approx. 11:00 or 11:30am) and then spend the rest of the day driving along the coast. Some things we would like to hit are: Monterey/Carmel, 17-mile drive, Big Sur, possibly Santa Cruz. Now, with that said, we are very much just sightseeing on this drive. Not wanting to stop at any aquariums or things of that nature, we will leave that for the next time. We just want to see the best views and scenery of the ocean, etc. My question is what is the most scenic route that we could take that would fit as much of that in as possible? Do you think it is possible to see all of that and be back in time for our flight? How long would it take to drive Hwy 1 from Big Sur all the way back up to San Francisco? Is that even worth it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!