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San Dimas to Ventura drive

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San Dimas to Ventura road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Dimas 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 San Dimas and Ventura. 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 San Dimas
drive for about 20 minutes

10:20 am  Arcadia
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:20 am
drive for about 12 minutes

11:32 am  Pasadena
eat at Cacao Mexicatessen
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

12:56 pm  Universal Studios Hollywood
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:56 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

2:25 pm  Calabasas
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 19 minutes

3:44 pm  Thousand Oaks
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 14 minutes

4:58 pm  N Wendy Dr
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:58 pm
drive for about 16 minutes

6:14 pm  Camarillo Premium Outlets
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:14 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

7:34 pm  arrive in Ventura

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Dimas, 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?

Arcadia  (2 answers)
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens  (17 mentions)
    Rose Bowl Stadium  (10 mentions)
    Norton Simon Museum  (4 mentions)
    Old Pasadena  (4 mentions)
    Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Arcadia:
        The Luggage Room Pizzeria
        Lucky Boy
Pasadena  (31 answers)
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens  (17 mentions)
    Echo Park  (10 mentions)
    Rose Bowl Stadium  (10 mentions)
    Dodger Stadium  (9 mentions)
    Descanso Gardens  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Pasadena:
        Cacao Mexicatessen
        El Tepeyac CafĂ©
        King Taco Restaurant
        The Oinkster
    questions about Pasadena:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Pasadena?
        Best free things to do in Pasadena?
Universal Studios Hollywood  (50 mentions)
Calabasas  (4 answers)
    Malibu Country Mart  (12 mentions)
    Taverna Tony  (5 mentions)
    Malibu Creek State Park  (5 mentions)
    Topanga State Park  (4 mentions)
    Malibu Pier  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Calabasas:
        Nobu Malibu
        Duke's Malibu
        Malibu Farm Cafe
        Moonshadows Malibu
        Mr Chow - Malibu
    hotels around Calabasas:
        Malibu Beach Inn
Thousand Oaks  (7 answers)
    Malibu Family Wines  (6 mentions)
    Malibu Wines  (6 mentions)
    Malibu Creek State Park  (5 mentions)
    Mishe Mokwa - Sandstone Peak  (3 mentions)
    Charmlee Wilderness Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Thousand Oaks:
        Where to bring friend visiting from NYC
        Fun activities and things to do in Thousand Oaks for kids?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Thousand Oaks?
N Wendy Dr
Camarillo Premium Outlets

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Ventura, California.

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

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 92 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 29 minutes
2 Arcadia travel answers
31 Pasadena travel answers
4 Calabasas travel answers
7 Thousand Oaks travel answers
17 Ventura travel answers

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