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Oakland to Pismo Beach (California) drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Oakland to Pismo Beach (California) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Oakland to Pismo Beach (California). If you're planning a road trip to Pismo Beach (California), 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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10:00 am  start in Oakland
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:56 pm  San Juan Bautista
eat at Vertigo Coffee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:56 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:04 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

4:54 pm  Paso Robles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:54 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

6:34 pm  arrive in Pismo Beach (California)
eat at Splash Cafe
stay at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

driving ≈ 4.5 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

King City (California)  (2 answers)

Paso Robles  (49 answers)
    Firestone Walker Brewing Company  (6 mentions)
    Villicana Winery  (5 mentions)
    Terry Hoage Vineyards  (3 mentions)
    Summerwood Winery & Inn  (3 mentions)
    DAOU Vineyards & Winery  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Paso Robles:
        Niner Wine Estates
        Ecluse Wines
        Pier 46 Seafood Market
        Brecon Estate
        ONX
    hotels around Paso Robles:
        Summerwood Winery and Inn
    questions about Paso Robles:
        Good wineries in Paso Robles
        Where should I eat in Paso Robles?
        Casual eats near Paso Robles?
        Favorite Wineries Near Paso Robles


Where's the best place to stay in Pismo Beach (California)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Pismo Beach (California).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Seacrest Beach Resort  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Pismo Beach (California)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Splash Cafe, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Avila Valley Barn  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Pismo Beach (California)? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Pismo Beach (California)?

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:

Edna Valley  (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!

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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 Pismo Beach (California) 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 Pismo Beach (California). Or get a full Oakland to Pismo Beach (California) 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 237 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 38 minutes
57 Oakland travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers
5 San Juan Bautista travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
49 Paso Robles travel answers
47 Pismo Beach (California) travel answers





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