Top 15 road trips from San Diego

San Diego to Los Angeles
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
32 minutes → Disneyland
46 minutes → Griffith Observatory
13 minutes → Los Angeles



3 hours of driving
San Diego to Santa Monica
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Manhattan Beach
32 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 → Venice Beach
27 minutes → Manhattan Beach




3 hours of driving
San Diego to Venice Beach
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
32 minutes → Disneyland
38 minutes → Los Angeles
29 minutes → Venice 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 Hermosa Beach
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
51 minutes → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Santa Monica
34 minutes → Hermosa Beach




3 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 → Manhattan Beach
54 minutes → Malibu
1 hour → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo
6.5 hours of driving
San Diego to Las Vegas
starting from San Diego
36 minutes → Carlsbad
49 minutes → Temecula
53 minutes → San Bernardino
40 minutes → Victorville
1.5 hours → 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
1.5 hours → Mortero Palms
60 minutes → Mexicali
1 hour → Yuma
1 hour → Dateland
44 minutes → Gila Bend
1 hour → White Tank Mountain Regional Park
43 minutes → Phoenix

7 hours of driving
San Diego to Big Sur
starting from San Diego
1.5 hours → Laguna Beach
1 hour → Los Angeles
1 hour → Ventura
2 hours → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Big Sur


8 hours of driving
San Diego to Sedona
starting from San Diego
2 hours → Mexicali
1 hour → Yuma
1 hour → Aztec
1.5 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 → Los Angeles
2 hours → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Lost Hills
1 hour → Cass Winery
1.5 hours → Esalen
52 minutes → Monterey

9.5 hours of driving

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