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Long Beach to Oakland drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



Long Beach to Oakland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Long Beach to Oakland. If you're planning a road trip to Oakland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Long Beach
drive for about 2 hours

12:53 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:53 pm
drive for about 32 minutes

2:25 pm  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:47 pm  Kettleman City
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 Kettleman City
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:18 am  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:14 pm  Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:31 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:31 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

5:10 pm  arrive in Oakland
eat at Chez Panisse

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Long Beach, 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?

Grapevine  (4 answers)
Bakersfield  (13 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?
Kettleman City
Firebaugh
Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Oakland, California.

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




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!

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

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

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (5 answers)

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

 Allie Stier from Portland asked:
Best bites to eat in Oakland?  (2 answers)

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






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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach to Oakland. Or get a full Long Beach 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 Long Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Long Beach!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 395 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 12 minutes
21 Long Beach travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
13 Bakersfield travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
47 Oakland travel answers





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