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Encinitas to Oakland drive

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  Encinitas
 Laguna Beach
 Los Angeles
 Bakersfield
 Kettleman City
 Pea Soup Andersen's
 Livermore
   Oakland 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Encinitas to Oakland road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Encinitas
drive for about 57 minutes

10:57 am  Laguna Beach
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:35 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:35 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:29 pm  Bakersfield
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bakersfield
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:22 am  Kettleman City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:24 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:24 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:41 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:41 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

6:20 pm  arrive in Oakland
eat at Chez Panisse

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Laguna Beach  (60 answers)
    Crystal Cove State Park  (10 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (3 mentions)
    Victoria Beach  (3 mentions)
    Dana Point Harbor  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Laguna Beach:
        Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
        Las Brisas
        Cafe Zoolu
        The Beachcomber Cafe
        Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
    questions about Laguna Beach:
        Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?

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:
        Gjelina
        Perch
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
        Bestia
    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

Bakersfield  (19 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Kettleman City

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)

Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard


Where's the best place to eat in Oakland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chez Panisse, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Arinell Pizza Inc  (6 mentions)
The Trappist  (4 mentions)
Comal  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Oakland?

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:

Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
College Ave  (5 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 Oakland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jack from England asked:
What is Oakland like?  (7 answers)

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (6 answers)

profile  Sheldon from asked:
A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?  (3 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Best bites to eat in Oakland?  (2 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 Oakland to Encinitas 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 Encinitas to Oakland. Or get a full Encinitas to Oakland 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 Encinitas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Encinitas!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 466 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 29 minutes
28 Encinitas travel answers
60 Laguna Beach travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers
19 Bakersfield travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
57 Oakland travel answers





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