Top 14 road trips from San Francisco

San Francisco to Big Sur
starting from San Francisco
55 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
47 minutes → Big Sur




3.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Paso Robles
starting from San Francisco
40 minutes → Half Moon Bay
49 minutes → San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
33 minutes → Salinas
44 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
11 minutes → Paso Robles

5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Solvang
starting from San Francisco
40 minutes → Palo Alto
1.5 hours → Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1.5 hours → Foxen Vineyard
29 minutes → Solvang


6 hours of driving
San Francisco to Cambria
starting from San Francisco
40 minutes → Half Moon Bay
49 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
32 minutes → Cambria

6.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Morro Bay
starting from San Francisco
40 minutes → Half Moon Bay
49 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
33 minutes → Morro Bay

6.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to San Luis Obispo
starting from San Francisco
40 minutes → Half Moon Bay
49 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
40 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Villicana Winery
40 minutes → San Luis Obispo

7 hours of driving
San Francisco to Santa Barbara
starting from San Francisco
55 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
40 minutes → Pismo Beach
55 minutes → Solvang
43 minutes → Santa Barbara
8 hours of driving
San Francisco to Los Angeles
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → 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
8.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Venice Beach
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → 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
8.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Santa Monica
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → 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
8.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Hermosa Beach
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach

8.5 hours of driving
San Francisco to Manhattan Beach
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → 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
San Francisco to Laguna Beach
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
1.5 hours → Pea Soup Andersen's
51 minutes → Firebaugh
1 hour → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
2 hours → Burbank
1 hour → Laguna Beach

9 hours of driving
San Francisco to Malibu
starting from San Francisco
48 minutes → Livermore
53 minutes → Modesto
53 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu

9 hours of driving

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