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Carmel By the Sea to Culver City drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Carmel By the Sea to Culver City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carmel By the Sea to Culver City. If you're planning a road trip to Culver City, 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 Carmel By the Sea
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:17 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

2:07 pm  Paso Robles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

3:52 pm  Parkfield (California)
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 Parkfield (California)
drive for about 54 minutes

10:54 am  Lost Hills
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:54 am
drive for about 49 minutes

12:44 pm  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:42 pm  Universal Studios Hollywood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

4:59 pm  arrive in Culver City
stay at Shutters On the Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

King City (California)  (2 answers)

Paso Robles  (51 answers)
    Firestone Walker Brewing Company  (6 mentions)
    Villicana Winery  (5 mentions)
    Terry Hoage Vineyards  (3 mentions)
    Summerwood Winery & Inn  (3 mentions)
    DAOU Vineyards & Winery  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Paso Robles:
        Niner Wine Estates
        Ecluse Wines
        Pier 46 Seafood Market
        Brecon Estate
    questions about Paso Robles:
        Good wineries in Paso Robles
        Where should I eat in Paso Robles?
        Casual eats near Paso Robles?
        Favorite Wineries Near Paso Robles

Parkfield (California)

Lost Hills

Bakersfield  (23 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Universal Studios Hollywood  (52 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Culver City?

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 Culver City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Shutters On the Beach, which was mentioned 36 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Erwin  (30 mentions)
Shade Hotel  (20 mentions)
The Huntley Hotel  (15 mentions)
Chateau Marmont  (13 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Culver City? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Culver City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Gjelina, which was mentioned 44 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

MB Post  (39 mentions)
Simmzy's  (22 mentions)
Fishing with Dynamite  (16 mentions)
North End Caffe  (14 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Culver City? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Culver City?

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:

Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
Hollywood  (54 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Culver City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ali from Culver City asked:
Best sushi in Culver City?  (1 answer)

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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 Culver City to Carmel By the Sea drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Carmel By the Sea to Culver City. Or get a full Carmel By the Sea to Culver City 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 Carmel By the Sea well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Carmel By the Sea!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 322 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 37 minutes
72 Carmel By the Sea travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
51 Paso Robles travel answers
23 Bakersfield travel answers
30 Culver City travel answers


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