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Los Angeles to Napa Valley drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Los Angeles to Napa Valley road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Napa Valley. If you're planning a road trip to Napa Valley, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Napa Valley. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 49 minutes

10:49 am  Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:21 pm  Bakersfield
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:17 pm  Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:17 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

6:07 pm  Firebaugh
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Firebaugh
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:13 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:19 pm  Napa
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 5:19 pm
drive for about 28 minutes

5:47 pm  arrive at Napa Valley

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Los Angeles to Napa Valley.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, 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?

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (9 mentions)
Bakersfield  (13 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)
Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
Livermore  (10 answers)
    Hacienda Crossings  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Livermore:
        Concannon Vineyard
Napa  (83 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ  (11 mentions)
    Artesa Vineyards & Winery  (9 mentions)
    Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
    Oxbow Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Napa:
        ad hoc
        Domaine Chandon
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Sightseeing in Napa?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Napa Valley.

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

What are some things to do in Napa Valley?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Napa Valley. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Looking for two or three good wineries that are near each other in Napa  (3 answers)

profile  Greg from Queen Anne asked:
Taking wife to Napa Valley for Birthday, Suggestions?  (1 answer)

profile  Saundra from Cleveland asked:
Where to stay in Napa Valley under $220/night?  (1 answer)

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

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 Napa Valley to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Napa Valley. Or get a full Los Angeles to Napa Valley 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 401 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 7 minutes
576 Los Angeles travel answers
13 Bakersfield travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
83 Napa travel answers
27 Napa Valley travel answers

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