Top 14 road trips from La Jolla

La Jolla to Los Angeles
starting from La Jolla
34 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
32 minutes → Disneyland
46 minutes → Griffith Observatory
13 minutes → Los Angeles


3 hours of driving
La Jolla to Santa Monica
starting from La Jolla
34 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
24 minutes → Santa Monica



3 hours of driving
La Jolla to Venice Beach
starting from La Jolla
34 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
29 minutes → Venice Beach



3 hours of driving
La Jolla to Malibu
starting from La Jolla
34 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Santa Monica
38 minutes → Malibu



3.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Santa Barbara
starting from La Jolla
34 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
54 minutes → Malibu
47 minutes → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara

4.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Phoenix
starting from La Jolla
1 hour → Boulevard
1 hour → Mexicali
1 hour → Yuma
1.5 hours → Gila Bend
44 minutes → Maricopa County
36 minutes → Phoenix

6.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to San Luis Obispo
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Ojai
46 minutes → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo
6.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Las Vegas
starting from La Jolla
1 hour → Temecula
1.5 hours → Lake Arrowhead
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas

7.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Big Sur
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
1.5 hours → Ventura
2 hours → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Big Sur

8 hours of driving
La Jolla to Sedona
starting from La Jolla
2 hours → Brawley
1 hour → Yuma
3 hours → Maricopa County
2 hours → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona


8.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Santa Cruz
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
1 hour → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz
9 hours of driving
La Jolla to Carmel By the Sea
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
1 hour → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Eberle Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
42 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
9 hours of driving
La Jolla to Carmel
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
1 hour → Buttonwillow
1.5 hours → Eberle Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
46 minutes → Carmel
9.5 hours of driving
La Jolla to Monterey
starting from La Jolla
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
51 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
2.5 hours → Cambria
1.5 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey
10.5 hours of driving

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