Top 7 trips from San Diego to Santa Cruz

San Diego to Santa Cruz
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
2.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
2 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz
11 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Santa Monica
starting from San Diego
2 hours → Santa Monica
2 hours → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Los Banos
55 minutes → San Juan Bautista
43 minutes → Santa Cruz


9 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Monterey
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Bakersfield
2.5 hours → Lost Hills
3 hours → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz


9 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Newport Beach
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Newport Beach
2 hours → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz



9 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Santa Barbara
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
2.5 hours → Hearst Castle
2 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz


9 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Malibu
starting from San Diego
3 hours → Malibu
2 hours → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
2.5 hours → Hearst Castle
2 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz


9.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Cruz via Hollywood
starting from San Diego
2.5 hours → Hollywood
2.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
2 hours → Big Sur
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz


10 hours of driving

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