Top 14 road trips from Los Angeles

Los Angeles to San Diego
starting from Los Angeles
38 minutes → Disneyland
32 minutes → Laguna Beach
47 minutes → Carlsbad
43 minutes → Balboa Park
6 minutes → San Diego



3 hours of driving
Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo
starting from Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
47 minutes → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo


4 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Las Vegas
starting from Los Angeles
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
1 hour → Tesla Vehicle Charging Station
55 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
43 minutes → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
44 minutes → Sky Combat Ace
23 minutes → Las Vegas

6 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Monterey
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
27 minutes → Monterey

6.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Carmel
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel

6.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel By the Sea

7 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Big Sur
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
47 minutes → Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
54 minutes → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
1 hour → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Santa Cruz
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
58 minutes → Monterey
49 minutes → Santa Cruz

7.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Sausalito
starting from Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
2 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
55 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → Sausalito


8 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Napa
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
50 minutes → Firebaugh
55 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Livermore
1 hour → Napa
8.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to San Francisco
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
46 minutes → Kettleman City
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
53 minutes → Modesto
54 minutes → Livermore
54 minutes → San Francisco
8.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Phoenix
starting from Los Angeles
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
1 hour → Oak Glen
48 minutes → Palm Springs
53 minutes → Salton Sea State Park
2 hours → Ehrenberg
2.5 hours → Maricopa County
36 minutes → Phoenix

8.5 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Sedona
starting from Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Oak Glen
2 hours → Desert Center
1 hour → Ehrenberg
2.5 hours → White Tank Mountain Regional Park
2 hours → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona


9 hours of driving
Los Angeles to Sonoma
starting from Los Angeles
49 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
57 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
53 minutes → Modesto
1.5 hours → Oakland
1 hour → Sonoma
9.5 hours of driving

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