Top 14 road trips from Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara to Cambria
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
40 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
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel By the Sea


4.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Diego
starting from Santa Barbara
30 minutes → Ventura
46 minutes → Malibu
56 minutes → Los Angeles
38 minutes → Disneyland
1 hour → Carlsbad
35 minutes → La Jolla
20 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
49 minutes → Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → San Francisco
23 minutes → Sausalito

6.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to San Francisco
starting from Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
54 minutes → Re:Find
1 hour → Pinnacles National Park
1.5 hours → Monterey
1.5 hours → San Jose
54 minutes → San Francisco
7.5 hours of driving
Santa Barbara to Las Vegas
starting from Santa Barbara
1 hour → Malibu
56 minutes → Los Angeles
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
1.5 hours → Barstow
50 minutes → Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
1.5 hours → Mojave Desert
1.5 hours → Las Vegas
8 hours of driving

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