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Chandler to Santa Rosa (California) drive

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 Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
 Palm Springs
 Los Angeles
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 San Francisco
   Santa Rosa (California) 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chandler to Santa Rosa (California) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chandler to Santa Rosa (California). If you're planning a road trip to Santa Rosa (California), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chandler and Santa Rosa (California). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Chandler and Santa Rosa (California). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

8:00 am  start in Chandler
drive for about 2.5 hours

10:26 am  Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:26 am
drive for about 3 hours

2:39 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:30 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 9:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour

10:43 pm  Ventura
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Ventura
drive for about 3 hours

11:00 am  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:35 pm  Merced
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:54 pm  San Francisco
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 8:54 pm
drive for about 1 hour

10:04 pm  arrive in Santa Rosa (California)

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Palm Springs  (55 answers)
    Palm Springs Art Museum  (4 mentions)
    Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    Trina Turk  (3 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Trio Restaurant
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Moderately priced restaurants

Los Angeles  (612 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Area an hour away from LAX airport

Ventura  (16 answers)
    Downtown Ventura  (2 mentions)
    C Street  (2 mentions)
    questions about Ventura:
        What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA
        Romantic weekend events/entertainment

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Merced  (4 answers)

San Francisco  (630 answers)
    Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
    Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
    Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
    Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
    Union Square  (79 mentions)
    restaurants around San Francisco:
        Ike's Place
        Swan Oyster Depot
        Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
        Kokkari Estiatorio
        Tartine bakery
    questions about San Francisco:
        Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
        What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?
        Best activities for kids
        Best views in San Francisco?

Where's the best place to eat in Santa Rosa (California)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Russian River Brewing Company, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Joseph Swan Vineyards  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Santa Rosa (California)? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Santa Rosa (California)?

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:

Safari West  (3 mentions)
The Petrified Forest  (3 mentions)
Chateau St Jean Winery  (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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Santa Rosa (California). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Santa Rosa (California)?  (3 answers)

profile  Jane from Malibu asked:
Favorite brunch place?  (2 answers)

profile  Lisa from asked:
Can we drive from Windsor, CA to Mountainview Drive Santa Rosa via backroad  (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 Santa Rosa (California) to Chandler 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 Chandler to Santa Rosa (California). Or get a full Chandler to Santa Rosa (California) 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 Chandler well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chandler!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 821 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 5 minutes
Santa Rosa (California) is the same time as Chandler
5 Chandler travel answers
55 Palm Springs travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers
4 Merced travel answers
630 San Francisco travel answers
21 Santa Rosa (California) travel answers


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