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Oakland to Long Beach drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Oakland to Long Beach road trip planner

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

11:45 am  Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:40 pm  Firebaugh
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:29 pm  Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:26 pm  Bakersfield
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bakersfield
drive for about 2 hours

11:55 am  Los Angeles
eat at Gjelina
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 30 minutes

4:25 pm  arrive in Long Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Oakland to Long Beach.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Oakland, 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?

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)
Bakersfield  (13 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?
Los Angeles  (574 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
    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?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Best restaurants in Los Angeles?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Long Beach, California.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Long Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Roscoe's House of Chicken N' Waffles, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Surati Farsan  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Long Beach? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Long Beach?

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:

Belmont Shore  (9 mentions)
The Queen Mary  (8 mentions)
Naples Canal  (3 mentions)
Port of Los Angeles  (2 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 Long Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Long Beach?  (3 answers)

profile  Cindy from asked:
Has anyone been to The Reef restaurant?  (1 answer)

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 396 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 14 minutes
46 Oakland travel answers
13 Bakersfield travel answers
574 Los Angeles travel answers
23 Long Beach travel answers

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