Weekend trips from Simi Valley

  1. Las Vegas / Phoenix
  2. Napa / San Luis Obispo
  3. Cambria / Big Sur
  4. Carmel / Santa Cruz

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.

The longest trip is about 20.5 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Simi Valley → Las Vegas → Phoenix → Simi Valley


Simi Valley to Las Vegas
leave Simi Valley on Friday
47 minutes → Los Angeles
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
1.5 hours → Barstow
1.5 hours → Worlds tallest thermometer!
44 minutes → Mojave Desert
1.5 hours → Las Vegas (stay Friday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Las Vegas to Phoenix
leave Las Vegas on Saturday
1 hour → White Hills
53 minutes → Kingman
58 minutes → Dazzo's Country Store & RV Pk
1.5 hours → Wickenburg
41 minutes → Surprise
38 minutes → Phoenix (stay Saturday night)
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6 hours of driving

Phoenix to Simi Valley
leave Phoenix on Sunday
2.5 hours → White Tank Mountain Regional Park
45 minutes → Blythe
1 hour → Desert Center
1.5 hours → Palm Springs
55 minutes → Mt Baldy
47 minutes → Los Angeles
43 minutes → Simi Valley (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 20.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Simi Valley → Napa → San Luis Obispo → Simi Valley


Simi Valley to Napa
leave Simi Valley on Friday
2 hours → Bakersfield
2 hours → Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
1 hour → Firebaugh
51 minutes → Pea Soup Andersen's
1.5 hours → Livermore
1 hour → Napa (stay Friday night)
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8 hours of driving

Napa to San Luis Obispo
leave Napa on Saturday
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 Saturday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

San Luis Obispo to Simi Valley
leave San Luis Obispo on Sunday
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
44 minutes → Solvang
29 minutes → Santa Barbara
47 minutes → Ventura
42 minutes → Malibu
18 minutes → Simi Valley (back home)
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4 hours of driving

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


Trip idea #3: Simi Valley → Cambria → Big Sur → Simi Valley


Simi Valley to Cambria
leave Simi Valley on Friday
42 minutes → Malibu
47 minutes → Ventura
29 minutes → Santa Barbara
44 minutes → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
60 minutes → Cambria (stay Friday night)
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4.5 hours of driving

Cambria to Big Sur
leave Cambria on Saturday
16 minutes → Hearst Castle
24 minutes → Ragged Point
19 minutes → Treebones Resort
18 minutes → Limekiln State Park
23 minutes → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
15 minutes → Nepenthe
10 minutes → Big Sur (stay Saturday night)
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2 hours of driving

Big Sur to Simi Valley
leave Big Sur on Sunday
1 hour → Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
55 minutes → Hearst Castle
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
44 minutes → Solvang
1 hour → Santa Barbara
21 minutes → Simi Valley (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 12 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Simi Valley → Carmel → Santa Cruz → Simi Valley


Simi Valley to Carmel
leave Simi Valley on Friday
39 minutes → Ventura
1 hour → Solvang
58 minutes → Pismo Beach
41 minutes → Paso Robles
50 minutes → King City
50 minutes → Salinas
31 minutes → Carmel (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Carmel to Santa Cruz
leave Carmel on Saturday
17 minutes → Marina
12 minutes → California 1
11 minutes → Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
15 minutes → Watsonville
19 minutes → Seacliff State Beach
15 minutes → Santa Cruz (stay Saturday night)
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1.5 hours of driving

Santa Cruz to Simi Valley
leave Santa Cruz on Sunday
1 hour → Monterey
1.5 hours → King City
1 hour → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
39 minutes → Ventura
49 minutes → Simi Valley (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 Simi Valley 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 Simi Valley up to 200 miles from Simi Valley or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Simi Valley, or you can make Simi Valley your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Simi Valley to Nevada.