Top 14 road trips from Big Sur

Big Sur to San Francisco
starting from Big Sur
47 minutes → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz
37 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → Golden Gate Bridge
10 minutes → San Francisco



3.5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Napa
starting from Big Sur
47 minutes → Monterey
40 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
47 minutes → Oakland
47 minutes → Domaine Carneros
11 minutes → Napa


4 hours of driving
Big Sur to Sausalito
starting from Big Sur
47 minutes → Monterey
40 minutes → Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
41 minutes → San Jose
49 minutes → Half Moon Bay
40 minutes → San Francisco
23 minutes → Sausalito


4 hours of driving
Big Sur to Santa Barbara
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara




4 hours of driving
Big Sur to Sonoma
starting from Big Sur
47 minutes → Monterey
40 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
50 minutes → Napa
24 minutes → Sonoma

5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Malibu
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
1 hour → Malibu



5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Santa Monica
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Santa Monica Pier
5 minutes → Santa Monica


5.5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Venice Beach
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Santa Monica
11 minutes → Venice Beach


6 hours of driving
Big Sur to Los Angeles
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Santa Monica
26 minutes → Los Angeles


6 hours of driving
Big Sur to Manhattan Beach
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Santa Monica
32 minutes → Manhattan Beach


6 hours of driving
Big Sur to Hermosa Beach
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle Rd
45 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
54 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Laguna Beach
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
1 hour → Ventura
1 hour → Santa Monica
1 hour → Laguna Beach


7 hours of driving
Big Sur to San Diego
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Malibu Beach
49 minutes → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
47 minutes → Carlsbad
39 minutes → San Diego
8.5 hours of driving
Big Sur to Las Vegas
starting from Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
2 hours → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1 hour → Mojave
1.5 hours → Barstow
2 hours → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas

9.5 hours of driving

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