Top 15 road trips from Oakland

Oakland to Big Sur
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
46 minutes → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur



3 hours of driving
Oakland to Pismo Beach
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
40 minutes → Pismo Beach


4.5 hours of driving
Oakland to San Luis Obispo
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
39 minutes → Santa Cruz
45 minutes → Salinas
51 minutes → King City
1 hour → Villicana Winery
40 minutes → San Luis Obispo

5 hours of driving
Oakland to Paso Robles
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
11 minutes → Paso Robles

5.5 hours of driving
Oakland to Morro Bay
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
44 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
33 minutes → Morro Bay

6 hours of driving
Oakland to Santa Barbara
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
40 minutes → Pismo Beach
55 minutes → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
6 hours of driving
Oakland to Solvang
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Foxen Vineyard
29 minutes → Solvang
6.5 hours of driving
Oakland to Cambria
starting from Oakland
50 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
44 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
26 minutes → Cambria
7 hours of driving
Oakland to Los Angeles
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
13 minutes → Los Angeles

7.5 hours of driving
Oakland to Santa Monica
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
53 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
51 minutes → Grapevine
57 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
43 minutes → Santa Monica
8 hours of driving
Oakland to Hermosa Beach
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
51 minutes → Firebaugh
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
32 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach
8 hours of driving
Oakland to Manhattan Beach
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
51 minutes → Firebaugh
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Manhattan Beach
8 hours of driving
Oakland to Malibu
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
51 minutes → Firebaugh
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
43 minutes → Malibu

8.5 hours of driving
Oakland to Laguna Beach
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
1 hour → Laguna Beach


8.5 hours of driving
Oakland to Venice Beach
starting from Oakland
2 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
53 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
51 minutes → Grapevine
20.5 hours → Burbank
44 minutes → Venice Beach
27.5 hours of driving

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