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La Jolla to Palo Alto drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from La Jolla to Palo Alto

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from La Jolla to Palo Alto in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Palo Alto, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in La Jolla
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:16 am  Laguna Beach
eat at Cafe Zinc
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:54 pm  Los Angeles
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:48 pm  Bakersfield
stay overnight at Padre Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Padre Hotel
drive for about 2 hours

11:56 am  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:33 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:33 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:42 pm  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:42 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

6:02 pm  arrive in Palo Alto
stay at Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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La Jolla to Palo Alto questions

profile  edith asked:
Dog run for Anne  (1 answer)

What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Laguna Beach  (60 answers)
    Crystal Cove State Park  (1 mention)
    Newport Dunes Resort  (1 mention)
    Doheny State Beach  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Laguna Beach:
        Cafe Zinc
        Cottage Restaurant
        Madison Square & Garden Cafe
        GG's Bistro
    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)
    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?
        Area an hour away from LAX airport
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?

Bakersfield  (19 answers)
    Bakersfield River Run RV Park  (1 mention)
    Smoke Tree RV Park  (1 mention)
    Bakersfield RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Shady Haven RV Park  (1 mention)
    A Country RV Park  (1 mention)
    Bakersfield Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Southland RV Park  (1 mention)
    Rosedale Village RV Campland  (1 mention)
    Orange Grove RV Park  (1 mention)
    hotels around Bakersfield:
        Padre Hotel
        BEST WESTERN Hill House
        Travelodge Bakersfield
        Extended StayAmerica Bakersfield-California Avenue
        Americas Best Value Inn - Oak Street
        Econo Lodge Street Bakersfield
        Motel 6 Bakersfield Convention Center
        La Quinta Inn Bakersfield South
        Super 8 Motel Central Bakersfield
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
    Santa Nella RV Park  (1 mention)
    San Luis Creek - San Luis Reservoir SRA  (1 mention)
    Medeiros - San Luis Reservoir SRA  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground  (1 mention)
    Basalt Area Campground - San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Basalt - San Luis Reservoir SRA  (1 mention)

San Jose  (39 answers)
    Garden City RV Park  (1 mention)
    Santa Clara County Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    questions about San Jose:
        What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?
        Hotels with airport parking in San Jose
        Best missions to see & other good activities for kids
        Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose
        Free things to do in San Jose?

Where's the best place to stay in Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Westin Palo Alto  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Palo Alto? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Palo Alto?

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 AllStays:

Trailer Villa RV Park  (1 mention)

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 Palo Alto. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Hayley from Los Angeles asked:
Great Restaurant for Groups?  (5 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Palo Alto?  (3 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 Palo Alto to La Jolla drive in an RV, 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 La Jolla to Palo Alto. Or get a full La Jolla to Palo Alto 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 La Jolla well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about La Jolla!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 468 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 43 minutes
30 La Jolla travel answers
60 Laguna Beach travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers
19 Bakersfield travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers
17 Palo Alto travel answers


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