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Sacramento to Ventura drive

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 Pea Soup Andersen's
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Six Flags Magic Mountain
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Sacramento to Ventura road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Ventura. If you're planning a road trip to Ventura, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Sacramento and Ventura. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Sacramento and Ventura. 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 Sacramento
drive for about 51 minutes

11:51 am  Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:12 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:48 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Coalinga
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:30 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:27 pm  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

5:26 pm  arrive in Ventura

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Stockton  (4 answers)
    questions about Stockton:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Stockton?

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)


Grapevine  (4 answers)

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (10 mentions)

What are some things to do in Ventura?

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:

Downtown Ventura  (2 mentions)
C Street  (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 Ventura. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Peter from Los Angeles asked:
What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA  (4 answers)

profile  Abelardo from asked:
Romantic weekend events/entertainment  (1 answer)

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

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 Ventura to Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Ventura. Or get a full Sacramento to Ventura 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 Sacramento well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sacramento!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 392 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 47 minutes
58 Sacramento travel answers
4 Stockton travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers


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