Top 14 road trips from Monterey

Monterey to Sonoma
starting from Monterey
40 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
47 minutes → Oakland
50 minutes → Napa
24 minutes → Sonoma



3.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Morro Bay
starting from Monterey
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
Monterey to Napa
starting from Monterey
40 minutes → San Juan Bautista
45 minutes → San Jose
41 minutes → Livermore
39 minutes → Oakland
1 hour → Yountville
14 minutes → Napa


4 hours of driving
Monterey to San Luis Obispo
starting from Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
2 hours → King City
1.5 hours → Cambria
40 minutes → San Luis Obispo




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




5.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Malibu
starting from Monterey
1 hour → 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
Monterey to Santa Monica
starting from Monterey
1 hour → 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
Monterey to Manhattan Beach
starting from Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
35 minutes → Manhattan Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Hermosa Beach
starting from Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
54 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach


6.5 hours of driving
Monterey to Los Angeles
starting from Monterey
1 hour → 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
Monterey to Venice Beach
starting from Monterey
1 hour → 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
Monterey to Laguna Beach
starting from Monterey
1 hour → 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
Monterey to Las Vegas
starting from Monterey
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
Monterey to San Diego
starting from Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
2 hours → Cambria
1.5 hours → Parkfield
2 hours → Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2 hours → Los Angeles
1.5 hours → Carlsbad
39 minutes → San Diego

11 hours of driving

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