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Burbank (California) to Carmel Valley drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Burbank (California) to Carmel Valley road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Burbank (California) to Carmel Valley. If you're planning a road trip to Carmel Valley, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Burbank (California)
drive for about 1 hour

12:06 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

1:53 pm  Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:53 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:50 pm  Lost Hills
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Lost Hills
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Cass Winery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:19 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:09 pm  Salinas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:09 pm
drive for about 32 minutes

4:41 pm  arrive in Carmel Valley
stay at Mission Ranch Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Grapevine  (4 answers)

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

Lost Hills

Cass Winery

King City (California)  (2 answers)

Salinas  (4 answers)

Where's the best place to stay in Carmel Valley?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Carmel Valley.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Mission Ranch Hotel, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Carmel Valley? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Carmel Valley?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katy's Place, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Forge in the Forest  (3 mentions)
Dametra Cafe  (3 mentions)
Sunset Lounge  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Carmel Valley? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Carmel Valley?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Dennis the Menace Park  (2 mentions)
Carmel Beach City Park  (2 mentions)
Pastries and Petals  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Carmel Valley to Burbank (California) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Burbank (California)? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Burbank (California).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Burbank (California) to Carmel Valley. Or get a full Burbank (California) to Carmel Valley flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Burbank (California) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Burbank (California)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 308 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 43 minutes
12 Burbank (California) travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
4 Salinas travel answers
3 Carmel Valley travel answers


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