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Escondido to San Simeon drive

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 Santa Monica
 Pismo Beach
   San Simeon 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Escondido to San Simeon road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Escondido to San Simeon. If you're planning a road trip to San Simeon, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Escondido and San Simeon. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Escondido and San Simeon. 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 Escondido
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:25 pm  Disneyland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:25 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

2:17 pm  Santa Monica
stay overnight at Shutters On the Beach
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Shutters On the Beach
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Ventura
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:00 pm  Pismo Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:00 pm  arrive in San Simeon

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Escondido to San Simeon.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Escondido, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Disneyland  (43 mentions)

Santa Monica  (223 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    LACMA  (50 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Monica:
        Urth Caffe
        The Apple Pan
        Joan's on Third Cafe
        Gracias Madre
    hotels around Santa Monica:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        The Huntley Hotel
        Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
        Hotel Casa Del Mar
    questions about Santa Monica:
        Drinks in SM?
        Fun things to do in Santa Monica?
        Fun Santa Monica hotels under $400/night?
        Good breakfast spot for a business meeting?
        Avoiding sticker shock in Santa Monica

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

Pismo Beach  (45 answers)
    Laetitia Vineyard & Winery  (3 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Pismo Beach:
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Simeon, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in San Simeon?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lombardi's Pasta Familia, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wild Ginger Cafe  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in San Simeon?

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:

Hearst Castle  (86 mentions)
Moonstone Beach Dr  (3 mentions)
Burton Inn  (3 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!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Simeon.

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 San Simeon to Escondido 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 Escondido to San Simeon. Or get a full Escondido to San Simeon 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 Escondido well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Escondido!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 355 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 4 minutes
4 Escondido travel answers
223 Santa Monica travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers
45 Pismo Beach travel answers
38 San Simeon travel answers


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