Top 15 road trips from Carmel

Carmel to Sonoma
starting from Carmel
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
54 minutes → Lake Merritt
49 minutes → Napa
24 minutes → Sonoma



3.5 hours of driving
Carmel to Morro Bay
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
18 minutes → Morro Bay



3.5 hours of driving
Carmel to San Luis Obispo
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
32 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo



4 hours of driving
Carmel to Napa
starting from Carmel
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
1 hour → Yountville
14 minutes → Napa


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

5 hours of driving
Carmel to Santa Barbara
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara




5.5 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
1 hour → Malibu


5.5 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 Los Angeles
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
45 minutes → Parkfield
54 minutes → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
17 minutes → Los Angeles

7 hours of driving
Carmel to Santa Monica
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
45 minutes → Parkfield
54 minutes → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
22 minutes → Santa Monica

7 hours of driving
Carmel to Venice Beach
starting from Carmel
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
45 minutes → Parkfield
54 minutes → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
23 minutes → Venice Beach

7 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 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 → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1 hour → Mojave
1.5 hours → Barstow
2 hours → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas
10.5 hours of driving

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