Welcome to 17 Mile Drive! This stunning scenic drive in California is a must-do day trip from San Francisco and an easy detour from the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) road trip.

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This GPS-enabled app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, fully-guided tour.

17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Tour:
# On this 17 Mile ​Drive​ tour, discover the world-famous 250-year-old Lone Cypress tree, a plethora of sea lions and seals on the shore, and the beautiful Pebble Beach.
# Our 17 Mile Drive tour also covers popular Monterey sights outside of the core drive, including the Aquarium, Cannery Row, and Pacific Grove’s Asilomar Beach.
# Enhance this scenic trip with fun facts, historical accounts, and local knowledge!

Big Sur Tour:

# Start at Monterey/Carmel and end at Morro Bay/Pismo Beach/San Louis Obispo.
# Drive past picturesque Carmel cottages, Instagram-famous Bixby Bridge, beautiful McWay Falls, and the amazing Elephant Seal Vista Point.
# Learn about the flora, fauna, geology, and geography of the gorgeous coastline and mountain ranges you see!

This app-based tour has significant benefits over other apps and over live guides:

1) Easy to use
2) Fully automatic
3) Fascinating stories
4) Freedom to travel anytime
5) Save a lot - real savings
6) Visualize what you cannot see directly
7) Take the story home

1) Easy to use: Download the app on your own phone. Then download the tour(s) you’re interested in taking. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line. The tour takes you to every single stop; you won’t miss a thing and won’t get lost.

2) Fully automatic: Each point of interest along the tour has a narrated story, narrated directions, and helpful images, gifs or videos. As you walk along the path and approach a pin, it’s story will automatically pop up and start playing.

3) Fascinating stories: Engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

4) Freedom to travel: No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.

5)Save a ton: No “per person” tickets for guided tours! No tips per person.

6) Visualize: what you cannot see: most stops have images, some have animated gifs from different centuries, seasons, or for interior rooms.

7) Take the story home: Enjoy the tour before, during, and after your visit. Easily create an album or share the images & stories with your friends and family.

What comes with the FREE Demo app:
Tips to plan the trip. Help using the app.
Map with a guided routing line.
List of all the stops that you will come across on the tour.
Preview: A few fascinating stories with professional narration, stops with images, videos, or gifs, and transcripts if you prefer to read instead of listening.

With the In-App purchase, you’ll get:
All of the above features.
Full access to all the stories.
GPS Automatic Play for the stories.
Take all the stories home.

Award-winning app platform:
This app is created using an award-winning platform. The developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, which uses it for over a million tours per year.

Quick tips:
Familiarize yourself with the app while at home.
Allow a couple of hours for the tour.
Don’t hesitate to reach out immediately if you face an issue! We are committed to responding as quickly as possible.

What are you waiting for? Just download the app and get started!

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Bug Fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Robby Higashi ,

Beautiful Driving App

We had a great experience while taking the tour for 17 Mile Drive. All the stories were fantastic and fun to listen and also we had prior knowledge of each and every places of interest. Also we had no data but it worked very well so we found this app very helpful. Would love to have some more recommendations along the drive!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!

Gittens family ,

Excellent self-drive guide!

We played it in the car and listened, stopping at each place for as long as we wanted. My kids (11 & 13) first seemed put off by the idea of listening, bit quickly changed their minds begging me to start the audio before the car got moving again. Very cool that the app would auto-play as you got closer to each point!!
One suggestion might be to play the audio before the point such as the Lone Cypress. We had to back track to see it.
Also, perhaps a little fix to the “more” areas to continuously play even if the user goes back to the map?
I really do wish I had an additional tour for Carmel and further south along the PCH. We drove the whole way and really really missed hearing all about it like we did in Monterey. I couldn’t find anything like it!

Developer Response ,

We’re so glad you enjoyed the tour! We have a PCH and Big Sur tour coming out soon. And thanks for the suggestions for the Lone Cypress pin and the Learn More audio — we’ll make both of those changes for the next update! Thank You!

MikeShangDC ,

Great app

Think of it as the Rick Steve’s of 17-mile. An upbeat shepherding voice to narrate while you drive. Really a great idea to seamlessly tour the spots without having to stop and read along the way. Very efficient option. Pro tip though: this is best used if you have a passenger serving as DJ and navigator. It doesn’t guide you to the next stop, as easy as the route may be. Helper can also DJ some of the additional “More” snippets and help navigate where the sites actually are, since the narration starts before you arrive at the spot. But overall a worthwhile purchase.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!


17 Mile Drive Full Tour
Upgraded tour with all stops
Big Sur Tour Guide
GPS Audio Tour-Scenic Drive along PCH

In-App Purchases

17 Mile Drive Full Tour
Upgraded tour with all stops
Big Sur Tour Guide
GPS Audio Tour-Scenic Drive along PCH


17 Mile Drive Day Trips
82.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. 17 Mile Drive Full Tour $4.99
  2. Big Sur Tour Guide $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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