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Oakland to Pismo Beach (California) via Carmel

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 2 hours

12:07 pm  Carmel
eat at Passionfish
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:08 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?

Carmel  (102 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:
        Passionfish
        Katy's Place
        Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
        Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
        Sunset Lounge
    hotels around Carmel:
        Mission Ranch Hotel
        Lodge at Pebble Beach
        Seven Gables Inn
        Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
        La Playa Hotel Carmel-By-The-Sea
    questions about Carmel:
        Favorite Restaurants & Wineries
        Luxurious but not pretentious hotels and any restaurant recommendations


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)

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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.

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 271 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 26 minutes
57 Oakland travel answers
102 Carmel travel answers
47 Pismo Beach (California) travel answers





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