Top 15 road trips from Carmel

Carmel to San Luis Obispo
starting from Carmel
59 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
1 hour → Villicana Winery
33 minutes → Morro Bay
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo



3.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Morro Bay
starting from Carmel
59 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
1 hour → Villicana Winery
40 minutes → San Luis Obispo
18 minutes → Morro Bay



3.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Napa
starting from Carmel
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
59 minutes → The French Laundry
17 minutes → Napa


4 hours of driving
Carmel to Sonoma
starting from Carmel
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
44 minutes → Berkeley
50 minutes → Napa
24 minutes → Sonoma


4 hours of driving
Carmel to Santa Barbara
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Los Olivos
43 minutes → Santa Barbara




4.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Sacramento
starting from Carmel
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
50 minutes → Napa
35 minutes → Vacaville
38 minutes → Sacramento

5 hours of driving
Carmel to Los Angeles
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
19 minutes → Los Angeles


6 hours of driving
Carmel to Malibu
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
40 minutes → Pismo Beach
55 minutes → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
46 minutes → Ojai
1 hour → Malibu

6.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Santa Monica
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
37 minutes → Santa Monica


6.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Venice Beach
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
44 minutes → Venice Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Manhattan Beach
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Manhattan Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Hermosa Beach
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
38 minutes → Hermosa Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Laguna Beach
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
1 hour → Laguna Beach


7.5 hours of driving
Carmel to San Diego
starting from Carmel
49 minutes → Esalen
1 hour → Cambria
2.5 hours → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
51 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego

9 hours of driving
Carmel to Las Vegas
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Mojave
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas
10 hours of driving

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