Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Big Sur. If you're planning a road trip to Big Sur, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Sacramento
drive for about 59 minutes
10:59 am Jelly Belly Factory
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 48 minutes
2:37 pm Mountain View
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:37 pm
drive for about 1 hour
4:39 pm Moss Landing
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:39 pm
drive for about 55 minutes
driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Your starting point is Sacramento, California.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
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.
Jelly Belly Factory (3 mentions)
Oakland (47 answers)
Lake Merritt (16 mentions)
UC Berkeley (8 mentions)
Jack London Square (7 mentions)
Ici Ice Cream (5 mentions)
College Ave (5 mentions)
restaurants around Oakland:
Arinell Pizza Inc
Cheese Board Bakery & Cheese
questions about Oakland:
What is Oakland like?
First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore
Best free things to do in Oakland?
A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?
Best bites to eat in Oakland?
Mountain View (13 answers)
Googleplex (5 mentions)
Stanford University (4 mentions)
Facebook Inc. (3 mentions)
Portola Redwoods State Park (2 mentions)
Facebook (2 mentions)
restaurants around Mountain View:
Fu Lam Mum
questions about Mountain View:
What's the best neighborhood in Mountain View for a first time visitor?
What is your favorite restaurant in Mountain View?
What are some hidden gems in Mountain View?
Moss Landing (4 answers)
Elkhorn Slough (2 mentions)
restaurants around Moss Landing:
Phil's Fish Market & Eatery
Your final destination is Big Sur, California.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
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 Big Sur.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fernwood Resort, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Nepenthe, which was mentioned 33 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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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!
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