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San Francisco to Lompoc drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets


San Francisco to Lompoc road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Lompoc. If you're planning a road trip to Lompoc, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Lompoc. 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 San Francisco
drive for about 55 minutes

11:55 am  San Jose
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:12 pm  Monterey
stay overnight at Mission Ranch Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Mission Ranch Hotel
drive for about 56 minutes

10:56 am  Pinnacles National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:56 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:23 pm  Paso Robles
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

3:03 pm  Pismo Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

4:51 pm  arrive in Lompoc

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Francisco, 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?

San Jose  (39 answers)
    The Tech Museum of Innovation  (3 mentions)
    San Jose Museum of Art  (3 mentions)
    Santana Row  (3 mentions)
    Winchester Mystery House  (2 mentions)
    California's Great America  (2 mentions)
    questions about San Jose:
        Best missions to see & other good activities for kids
        Neighborhood for young professional in San Jose
        Hotels with airport parking in San Jose
        What's the best neighborhood in San Jose for a first time visitor?
        Free things to do in San Jose?
Monterey  (166 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 Monterey:
        Passionfish
        Katy's Place
        Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant
        Flaherty's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
        Sunset Lounge
    hotels around Monterey:
        Mission Ranch Hotel
        Lodge at Pebble Beach
        Seven Gables Inn
        Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
        La Playa Hotel Carmel-By-The-Sea
    questions about Monterey:
        Restaurant recommendations for a large group dinner?
        What to do for a family outing in Monterey?
        Things to do with the kiddos besides the aquarium
        hotels in Monterey, CA
Pinnacles National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Pinnacles National Park:
        Best hikes in Pinnacles National Park?
Paso Robles  (48 answers)
    Firestone Walker Brewing Company  (6 mentions)
    Villicana Winery  (5 mentions)
    Terry Hoage Vineyards  (3 mentions)
    Summerwood Winery & Inn  (3 mentions)
    DAOU Vineyards & Winery  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Paso Robles:
        Niner Wine Estates
        Ecluse Wines
        Pier 46 Seafood Market
        Brecon Estate
        ONX
    questions about Paso Robles:
        Good wineries in Paso Robles
        Where should I eat in Paso Robles?
        Casual eats near Paso Robles?
        Favorite Wineries Near Paso Robles
Pismo Beach  (47 answers)
    Laetitia Vineyard & Winery  (3 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Pismo Beach:
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Lompoc, California.

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



What are some things to do in Lompoc?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Lompoc. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Lompoc?  (1 answer)

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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 Lompoc 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 Lompoc. Or get a full San Francisco to Lompoc 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!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 290 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 56 minutes
606 San Francisco travel answers
39 San Jose travel answers
166 Monterey travel answers
48 Paso Robles travel answers
47 Pismo Beach travel answers
3 Lompoc travel answers





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