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San Francisco to Cambria via Carmel

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Francisco to Cambria road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Cambria. If you're planning a road trip to Cambria, 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 San Francisco
drive for about 2 hours

12:10 pm  Carmel
eat at Passionfish
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:09 pm  arrive in Cambria
eat at Lombardi's Pasta Familia

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 eat in Cambria?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lombardi's Pasta Familia, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wild Ginger Cafe  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Cambria?

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:

Hearst Castle  (86 mentions)
Moonstone Beach Dr  (3 mentions)
Burton Inn  (3 mentions)
San Simeon State Beach  (2 mentions)
Ball & Skein & More  (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 Cambria to San Francisco 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 Francisco to Cambria. Or get a full San Francisco to Cambria 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 Francisco well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Francisco!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 268 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 31 minutes
630 San Francisco travel answers
102 Carmel travel answers
57 Cambria travel answers





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