Top 15 road trips from Berkeley

Berkeley to Big Sur
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur




3.5 hours of driving
Berkeley to Pismo Beach
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
33 minutes → Salinas
51 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
40 minutes → Pismo Beach


4.5 hours of driving
Berkeley to Paso Robles
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1.5 hours → Monterey
1 hour → King City
1 hour → Villicana Winery
11 minutes → Paso Robles



4.5 hours of driving
Berkeley to Cambria
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1 hour → King City
1 hour → Villicana Winery
32 minutes → Cambria


5.5 hours of driving
Berkeley to Solvang
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1.5 hours → Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Foxen Vineyard
29 minutes → Solvang


6 hours of driving
Berkeley to Morro Bay
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
33 minutes → Morro Bay


6 hours of driving
Berkeley to San Luis Obispo
starting from Berkeley
52 minutes → Palo Alto
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo

7 hours of driving
Berkeley to Santa Barbara
starting from Berkeley
1 hour → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
48 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
51 minutes → Pismo Beach
55 minutes → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara

7 hours of driving
Berkeley to Santa Monica
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
54 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Hollywood Boulevard
27 minutes → Santa Monica

8 hours of driving
Berkeley to Venice Beach
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
54 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Hollywood Boulevard
29 minutes → Venice Beach

8 hours of driving
Berkeley to Manhattan Beach
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Manhattan Beach

8 hours of driving
Berkeley to Hermosa Beach
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach

8 hours of driving
Berkeley to Malibu
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
43 minutes → Malibu

8.5 hours of driving
Berkeley to Los Angeles
starting from Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
53 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
51 minutes → Grapevine
20.5 hours → Burbank
19 minutes → Los Angeles
27 hours of driving
Berkeley to Laguna Beach
starting from Berkeley
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
51 minutes → Firebaugh
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
54 minutes → Grapevine
20.5 hours → Burbank
1 hour → Laguna Beach

27.5 hours of driving

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