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Culver City to Carmel By the Sea via Avila Beach

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Culver City to Carmel By the Sea road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Culver City to Carmel By the Sea. If you're planning a road trip to Carmel By the Sea, 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 Culver City
drive for about 3 hours

2:04 pm  Avila Beach
stay overnight at The Madonna Inn
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from The Madonna Inn
drive for about 2 hours

1:09 pm  Salinas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 31 minutes

2:40 pm  arrive in Carmel By the Sea
stay at Mission Ranch Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Avila Beach  (23 answers)
    Bishop Peak  (4 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    Luna Red  (2 mentions)
    Bubblegum Alley  (2 mentions)
    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Avila Beach:
        Firestone Grill
        Novo Restaurant & Lounge
        Bello Mundo
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn
    hotels around Avila Beach:
        The Madonna Inn
        Madonna Inn Resort & Spa
        Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
        Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
        Seacrest Beach Resort

Salinas  (4 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Carmel By the Sea?

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 By the Sea.

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:

Lodge at Pebble Beach  (2 mentions)
Seven Gables Inn  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Carmel By the Sea?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Passionfish, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Katy's Place  (7 mentions)
Old Fisherman's Grotto  (3 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Carmel By the Sea?

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:

Monterey Bay Aquarium  (41 mentions)
Pebble Beach  (21 mentions)
Point Lobos  (9 mentions)
17-Mile Drive  (6 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 Carmel By the Sea. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Romantic restaurant and hotel in Carmel  (5 answers)

profile  Hayden from Cleveland asked:
Things to do that'll interest 17-year-old brother  (4 answers)

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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 By the Sea to Culver City 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 Culver City to Carmel By the Sea. Or get a full Culver City to Carmel By the Sea 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 Culver City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Culver City!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 368 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 13 minutes
30 Culver City travel answers
23 Avila Beach travel answers
4 Salinas travel answers
69 Carmel By the Sea travel answers





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