My friend and I will be driving down to LA from San Fran at the beginning of September. From what I have read we should definitely take the coastal road taking in the Big Sur and should also visit Monteray and Carmel. We are leaving San Fran on a Tues morn and flying out of LA the following Sat eve and so we have 5 days and 4 nights. We are both quite 'beachy' and so looking for recommendations of what not to miss on the way down and what to do in LA. We could possibly leave San Fran on the Monday if you think we need more time (we are staying with friends there and will have been there since the previous Thursday afternoon). Thanks!