Top 14 road trips from San Diego

San Diego to Venice Beach
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
21 minutes → Venice Beach




3 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
24 minutes → Santa Monica




3 hours of driving
San Diego to Manhattan Beach
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
35 minutes → Manhattan Beach




3 hours of driving
San Diego to Malibu
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
54 minutes → Malibu





3 hours of driving
San Diego to Los Angeles
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
32 minutes → Disneyland
52 minutes → Santa Monica
26 minutes → Los Angeles



3.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Barbara
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
47 minutes → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara


5 hours of driving
San Diego to San Luis Obispo
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu
1 hour → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo
7 hours of driving
San Diego to Las Vegas
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
49 minutes → Temecula
53 minutes → San Bernardino
1 hour → Barstow
51 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
1.5 hours → Mojave Desert
1 hour → Sky Combat Ace
23 minutes → Las Vegas
7 hours of driving
San Diego to Phoenix
starting from San Diego
46 minutes → Ramona
50 minutes → Boulevard
1 hour → Mexicali
1 hour → Yuma
1 hour → Aztec
1 hour → Gila Bend
44 minutes → Maricopa County
36 minutes → Phoenix
7.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Sedona
starting from San Diego
2 hours → Mexicali
1 hour → Yuma
3 hours → Maricopa County
2 hours → Montezuma Castle National Monument
29 minutes → Sedona



8.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Carmel By the Sea
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
1.5 hours → Grapevine
2 hours → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
42 minutes → Carmel By the Sea


8.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Carmel
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Griffith Observatory
1.5 hours → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
46 minutes → Carmel

9 hours of driving
San Diego to Monterey
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Griffith Observatory
1.5 hours → Grapevine
51 minutes → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
2.5 hours → Cambria
1 hour → Esalen
52 minutes → Monterey

9 hours of driving
San Diego to Big Sur
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
2 hours → Bakersfield
49 minutes → Lost Hills
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
54 minutes → Ragged Point
1.5 hours → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur
9.5 hours of driving

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