Calling ALL California Natives! (Honeymoon Advice)
So guys I'm having a wedding next Septermber, 2015. I'm pretty stoked for the honeymoon, but really need some knowledge and advice. We're going to be doing a tour of the California coast, all along Rt. 1, from San Francisco to San Diego. The plan is to fly out to SF airport, get in touch with Eaglerider, and rent a bike to ride down south. We're thinking on flying out Thursday the 24th, and heading home Monday Oct. 5th. That would leave us 10 full days of riding and 2 days for logistical things such as flights, returning the bikes, rental car, etc.
So my first question is, is 10 days enough to fully enjoy the trip? I may be able to squeeze another 2 or 3 into it if it's really worth it. It looks like it's about 550-600 miles down the coast, depending which exact route you take. Ideally we would like to keep riding down to 100 miles or less per day.
Question two is, what are some of the overnight cities or towns that are a MUST? any that are worth staying multiple days? For overnight stays, the list so far is SF, Carmel, Big Sur, and Santa Barbara. We still need a few more.
Has anyone done a trip like this? What are your regrets, and what was a definite must-see or do. I'd love some of the veteran riders' input.