Top 10 trips from San Diego to Monterey

San Diego to Monterey
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
49 minutes → Lost Hills
2 hours → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Esalen
52 minutes → Monterey
9 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Malibu
starting from San Diego
3 hours → Malibu
3 hours → San Luis Obispo
2 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey



8 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Santa Maria
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Griffith Observatory
3 hours → Santa Maria
2 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey


8 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Santa Barbara
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Venice Beach
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
2 hours → Paso Robles
2 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey

8.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Pebble Beach
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Griffith Observatory
2 hours → Grapevine
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1 hour → Atascadero
2 hours → Pebble Beach
15 minutes → Monterey
8.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Paso Robles
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
2 hours → Paso Robles
2 hours → Monterey


9 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via San Simeon
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
2 hours → Grapevine
3 hours → San Simeon
2.5 hours → Monterey


9.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Solvang
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Venice Beach
2 hours → Solvang
2 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Monterey


9.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Carmel
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
51 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
2 hours → Cass Winery
2 hours → Carmel
10 minutes → Monterey
9.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey via Torrance
starting from San Diego
2 hours → Torrance
2 hours → Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Cambria
2 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Monterey

10 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from San Diego to Monterey, or you can get reverse directions from Monterey to San Diego. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from San Diego to Monterey. Check out other stops like Malibu, Santa Maria (California), Santa Barbara, Pebble Beach (California), Paso Robles, San Simeon (California), Solvang, Carmel, or Torrance.