Top 14 road trips from San Jose

San Jose to Paso Robles
starting from San Jose
42 minutes → Capitola
40 minutes → Salinas
51 minutes → King City
1 hour → Summerwood Winery and Inn
6 minutes → Paso Robles



3.5 hours of driving
San Jose to San Luis Obispo
starting from San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
33 minutes → Salinas
51 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo


3.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Morro Bay
starting from San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
46 minutes → Monterey
1 hour → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
28 minutes → San Luis Obispo
18 minutes → Morro Bay


4 hours of driving
San Jose to Cambria
starting from San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
59 minutes → Carmel By the Sea
55 minutes → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Paso Robles
37 minutes → Morro Bay
26 minutes → Cambria


5 hours of driving
San Jose to Santa Barbara
starting from 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


5.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Manhattan Beach
starting from San Jose
1 hour → Pea Soup Andersen's
55 minutes → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
59 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Manhattan Beach

7.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Los Angeles
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
55 minutes → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
19 minutes → Los Angeles
8 hours of driving
San Jose to Santa Monica
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
55 minutes → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
37 minutes → Santa Monica
8 hours of driving
San Jose to Venice Beach
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
55 minutes → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
1.5 hours → Burbank
44 minutes → Venice Beach
8 hours of driving
San Jose to Hermosa Beach
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
55 minutes → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
30 minutes → Hermosa Beach
8 hours of driving
San Jose to Malibu
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
59 minutes → Grapevine
1.5 hours → Los Angeles
59 minutes → Malibu

8.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Laguna Beach
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
49 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Griffith Observatory
1 hour → Laguna Beach


8.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Las Vegas
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
2 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
2 hours → Bakersfield
1 hour → Mojave
1.5 hours → Barstow
2 hours → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas

10.5 hours of driving
San Jose to Palm Springs
starting from San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
1 hour → Firebaugh
50 minutes → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1.5 hours → Buttonwillow
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
2 hours → Big Bear Lake
2 hours → Palm Springs

10.5 hours of driving

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