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Oakland to Morro Bay drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Oakland to Morro Bay road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Oakland to Morro Bay. If you're planning a road trip to Morro Bay, 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

11:00 am  start in Oakland
drive for about 50 minutes

11:50 am  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:56 pm  San Juan Bautista
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

3:39 pm  Carmel By the Sea
stay overnight at Mission Ranch Hotel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Mission Ranch Hotel
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:34 pm  Pinnacles National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:58 pm  Villicana Winery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 33 minutes

4:32 pm  arrive in Morro Bay

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

San Jose  (39 answers)
    The Tech Museum of Innovation  (3 mentions)
    San Jose Museum of Art  (3 mentions)
    Santana Row  (3 mentions)
    Winchester Mystery House  (2 mentions)
    California's Great America  (2 mentions)
    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?

San Juan Bautista  (5 answers)
    Mission San Juan Bautista  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Juan Bautista:
        Vertigo Coffee

Carmel By the Sea  (69 answers)
    Monterey Bay Aquarium  (41 mentions)
    Pebble Beach  (21 mentions)
    Point Lobos  (9 mentions)
    Point Lobos State Reserve  (8 mentions)
    17-Mile Drive  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Carmel By the Sea:
        Passionfish
        Katy's Place
        Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
        Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
        Old Fisherman's Grotto
    hotels around Carmel By the Sea:
        Mission Ranch Hotel
        Lodge at Pebble Beach
        Seven Gables Inn
        Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
        La Playa Hotel Carmel-By-The-Sea
    questions about Carmel By the Sea:
        Romantic restaurant and hotel in Carmel
        Things to do that'll interest 17-year-old brother

Pinnacles National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Pinnacles National Park:
        Best hikes in Pinnacles National Park?

Villicana Winery  (5 mentions)


Where's the best place to eat in Morro Bay?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Brown Butter Cookie Co, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Morro Bay? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Morro Bay?

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:

Morro Bay  (8 mentions)
Morro Rock  (6 mentions)
Baywood inn  (4 mentions)
Morro Bay State Park  (3 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!

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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 Morro Bay to Oakland drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Oakland? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Oakland.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Oakland to Morro Bay. Or get a full Oakland to Morro Bay 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 226 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 37 minutes
57 Oakland travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers
5 San Juan Bautista travel answers
69 Carmel By the Sea travel answers
53 Morro Bay travel answers





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