Top 14 road trips from Sacramento

Sacramento to Santa Cruz
starting from Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
32 minutes → Napa
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
51 minutes → Palo Alto
47 minutes → Santa Cruz


4.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Big Sur
starting from Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
55 minutes → Oakland
51 minutes → Mountain View
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur


5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Monterey
starting from Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
32 minutes → Napa
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
42 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
39 minutes → Monterey Bay Aquarium
5 minutes → Monterey
5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Carmel
starting from Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
32 minutes → Napa
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
42 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
10 minutes → Carmel
5.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Sacramento
36 minutes → Vacaville
32 minutes → Napa
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
42 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
10 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
5.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to San Luis Obispo
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
41 minutes → Westley
48 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
41 minutes → Parkfield
45 minutes → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo

6 hours of driving
Sacramento to Santa Barbara
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Morro Bay
1.5 hours → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara


7.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Los Angeles
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 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

8 hours of driving
Sacramento to Venice Beach
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
22 minutes → Venice Beach

8 hours of driving
Sacramento to Santa Monica
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
22 minutes → Santa Monica

8 hours of driving
Sacramento to Manhattan Beach
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
35 minutes → Manhattan Beach

8.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Hermosa Beach
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
47 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach

8.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Malibu
starting from Sacramento
51 minutes → Stockton
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu


8.5 hours of driving
Sacramento to Las Vegas
starting from Sacramento
1.5 hours → Modesto
1.5 hours → Fresno
1.5 hours → Bakersfield
1 hour → Mojave
1.5 hours → Barstow
2 hours → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas

10 hours of driving

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