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Los Angeles to Oakland drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Los Angeles to Oakland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Oakland. If you're planning a road trip to Oakland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 57 minutes

12:46 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:52 pm  Lost Hills
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:04 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

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

11:36 am  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

1:29 pm  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:29 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:23 pm  Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:23 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

5:02 pm  arrive in Oakland
eat at Chez Panisse

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (10 mentions)

Grapevine  (4 answers)

Lost Hills

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)

Modesto  (6 answers)

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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (7 answers)

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  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)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 370 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 38 minutes
612 Los Angeles travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
6 Modesto travel answers
10 Livermore travel answers
57 Oakland travel answers





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