Top 14 road trips from Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe to Napa
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
56 minutes → Jelly Belly Factory
23 minutes → Napa





3 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to San Francisco
starting from Lake Tahoe
42 minutes → El Dorado County
1.5 hours → Sacramento
56 minutes → Jelly Belly Factory
52 minutes → Golden Gate Bridge
10 minutes → San Francisco




4 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
1 hour → Morimoto
43 minutes → Berkeley
52 minutes → Palo Alto
47 minutes → Santa Cruz



5.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Monterey
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
56 minutes → Jelly Belly Factory
42 minutes → Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Salinas
27 minutes → Monterey


6.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Lake Tahoe
2 hours → Folsom
1.5 hours → Jelly Belly Factory
42 minutes → Berkeley
60 minutes → Mountain View
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
44 minutes → Carmel By the Sea



6.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Carmel
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
51 minutes → Berkeley
46 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Santa Cruz
44 minutes → San Juan Bautista
44 minutes → Carmel

7 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to San Luis Obispo
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo


7.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Yerington
1 hour → Hawthorne
1.5 hours → Tonopah
2 hours → Beatty
2 hours → Fort Apache
24 minutes → Las Vegas



8 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Big Sur
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
1 hour → Morimoto
51 minutes → Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1.5 hours → Monterey
1 hour → King City
45 minutes → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
21 minutes → Big Sur
8.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles
starting from Lake Tahoe
2 hours → Mono Lake
1 hour → Bishop
1 hour → Whitney Portal
2 hours → Red Rock Canyon State Park
1.5 hours → Six Flags Magic Mountain
49 minutes → Los Angeles



8.5 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Santa Barbara
starting from Lake Tahoe
57 minutes → Jack Russell Farm Brewery
1.5 hours → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara


9 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Manhattan Beach
starting from Lake Tahoe
2 hours → Mono Lake
1 hour → Bishop
1 hour → Whitney Portal
2 hours → Red Rock Canyon State Park
2 hours → Burbank
50 minutes → Manhattan Beach



9 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Santa Monica
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Six Flags Magic Mountain
43 minutes → Santa Monica

10 hours of driving
Lake Tahoe to Venice Beach
starting from Lake Tahoe
1 hour → Placerville
50 minutes → Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Six Flags Magic Mountain
46 minutes → Venice Beach

10 hours of driving

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