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San Diego to Temecula drive

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San Diego to Temecula road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Diego to Temecula. If you're planning a road trip to Temecula, 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.

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10:00 am  start in San Diego
drive for about 14 minutes

10:14 am  Old Town San Diego
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:14 am
drive for about 20 minutes

11:35 am  Ballast Point Brewing Company
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

12:50 pm  Rancho Bernardo Inn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 19 minutes

2:09 pm  Escondido
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

3:20 pm  Welk Resort San Diego
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:20 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

4:37 pm  Pala Mesa Golf Resort - Temecula
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:37 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

5:52 pm  Temecula Creek Inn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:52 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

6:59 pm  arrive in Temecula
eat at Hart Winery

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from San Diego to Temecula.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Diego, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

Old Town San Diego  (18 mentions)
Ballast Point Brewing Company  (3 mentions)
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Escondido  (4 answers)
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park  (17 mentions)
    Mother Earth Brew Co  (2 mentions)
    San Diego Safari Park (Inside Gate)  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Escondido:
        Stone Brewing Company
        Stone Brewing Co.
Welk Resort San Diego
Pala Mesa Golf Resort - Temecula
Temecula Creek Inn

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Temecula, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Temecula?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Hart Winery, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:


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

What are some things to do in Temecula?

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:

Leoness Cellars  (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!

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

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 Temecula to San Diego 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 San Diego to Temecula. Or get a full San Diego to Temecula 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 San Diego well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Diego!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 58 miles
driving time of 1 hour
217 San Diego travel answers
4 Escondido travel answers
7 Temecula travel answers

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