Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Solvang to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, 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.
10:00 am start in Solvang
drive for about 1 hour
7:26 pm Yosemite National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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11:00 am leave from Yosemite National Park
drive for about 3.5 hours
2:21 pm Livermore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 54 minutes
day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
San Luis Obispo (125 answers)
Bishop Peak (4 mentions)
San Luis Obispo Mission (3 mentions)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (3 mentions)
Edna Valley (2 mentions)
F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House (2 mentions)
restaurants around San Luis Obispo:
Novo Restaurant & Lounge
Avila Valley Barn
questions about San Luis Obispo:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?
Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?
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Yosemite National Park (105 mentions)
questions about Yosemite National Park:
First time visit, how many days should i spend in the park?
Is Yosemite worth camping/visiting in the spring?
Best family activities 2 day trip to Yosemite?
Places to stay in Yosemite?
Last-minute trip to Yosemite this weekend
Livermore (10 answers)
Hacienda Crossings (2 mentions)
restaurants around Livermore:
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Francisco.
You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in San Francisco to stay.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Top of the Mark, which was mentioned 13 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Ike's Place, which was mentioned 23 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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