Top 14 road trips from Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to Cambria
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
60 minutes → Cambria





2.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach
starting from Santa Barbara
30 minutes → Ventura
46 minutes → Malibu
56 minutes → Los Angeles
38 minutes → Disneyland
32 minutes → Laguna Beach



3.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Big Sur
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Nepenthe
10 minutes → Big Sur



4 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Monterey
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
27 minutes → Monterey



4.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Carmel
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel



4.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Carmel By the Sea
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey
10 minutes → Carmel By the Sea



4.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Diego
starting from Santa Barbara
1 hour → Malibu
56 minutes → Los Angeles
38 minutes → Disneyland
1.5 hours → Carlsbad
39 minutes → San Diego



5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
54 minutes → Re:Find
49 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
46 minutes → Santa Cruz


5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Oakland
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
1 hour → San Jose
47 minutes → Oakland


6 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Napa
starting from Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
1 hour → San Jose
47 minutes → Oakland
50 minutes → Napa


6.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Sonoma
starting from Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
1 hour → San Jose
47 minutes → Oakland
1 hour → Sonoma


6.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Sausalito
starting from Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → San Luis Obispo
1.5 hours → King City
1 hour → Monterey
1.5 hours → San Jose
49 minutes → Half Moon Bay
55 minutes → Sausalito


7 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
54 minutes → Re:Find
49 minutes → King City
1 hour → Monterey
1.5 hours → San Jose
49 minutes → Half Moon Bay
40 minutes → San Francisco
7.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Las Vegas
starting from Santa Barbara
1.5 hours → Los Angeles
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
1.5 hours → Barstow
51 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
43 minutes → Worlds tallest thermometer!
1 hour → Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
58 minutes → Las Vegas

7.5 hours of driving

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