Weekend trips from Napa

  1. Carmel / Los Angeles
  2. Venice Beach / Santa Barbara
  3. San Luis Obispo / Cambria

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.


Trip idea #1: Napa → Carmel → Los Angeles → Napa


Napa to Carmel
leave Napa on Friday
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
42 minutes → San Jose
34 minutes → Gilroy
46 minutes → Monterey
10 minutes → Carmel (stay Friday night)
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4 hours of driving

Carmel to Los Angeles
leave Carmel on Saturday
1.5 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
45 minutes → Parkfield
54 minutes → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
17 minutes → Los Angeles (stay Saturday night)
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7 hours of driving

Los Angeles to Napa
leave Los Angeles on Sunday
1.5 hours → Griffith Observatory
51 minutes → Grapevine
2 hours → La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bakersfield North
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
53 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Modesto
53 minutes → Oakland
13 minutes → Napa (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 20 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Napa → Venice Beach → Santa Barbara → Napa


Napa to Venice Beach
leave Napa on Friday
53 minutes → Oakland
1.5 hours → Modesto
53 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Lost Hills
1 hour → Grapevine
57 minutes → Six Flags Magic Mountain
46 minutes → Venice Beach (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Venice Beach to Santa Barbara
leave Venice Beach on Saturday
38 minutes → Calabasas
15 minutes → Thousand Oaks
23 minutes → Camarillo Premium Outlets
24 minutes → Ventura
24 minutes → Rincon Point
19 minutes → Montecito
9 minutes → Santa Barbara (stay Saturday night)
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2.5 hours of driving

Santa Barbara to Napa
leave Santa Barbara on Sunday
1.5 hours → Solvang
1.5 hours → Morro Bay
1 hour → King City
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
50 minutes → San Jose
53 minutes → Oakland
43 minutes → Napa (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 18.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Napa → San Luis Obispo → Cambria → Napa


Napa to San Luis Obispo
leave Napa on Friday
53 minutes → Oakland
41 minutes → Livermore
42 minutes → San Jose
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
1 hour → King City
49 minutes → Re:Find
48 minutes → Morro Bay
18 minutes → San Luis Obispo (stay Friday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

San Luis Obispo to Cambria
leave San Luis Obispo on Saturday
12 minutes → Dairy Creek Golf Course
16 minutes → Morro Bay
11 minutes → Cayucos
17 minutes → Harmony Cellars
12 minutes → Lombardi's Pasta Familia
5 minutes → Cambria (stay Saturday night)
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1 hour of driving

Cambria to Napa
leave Cambria on Sunday
49 minutes → Re:Find
1 hour → King City
1 hour → San Juan Bautista
42 minutes → San Jose
46 minutes → Livermore
50 minutes → Berkeley
39 minutes → Napa (back home)
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6 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 13.5 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Napa and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Napa up to 200 miles from Napa or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Napa, or you can make Napa your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Napa to Oregon.