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Tijuana to Santa Ana drive

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  Tijuana
 La Jolla
 Laguna Beach
   Santa Ana 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day

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Tijuana to Santa Ana road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tijuana to Santa Ana. If you're planning a road trip to Santa Ana, you can research locations to stop along the way. 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 Tijuana
drive for about 39 minutes

11:39 am  La Jolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:56 pm  Laguna Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 26 minutes

3:22 pm  arrive in Santa Ana
stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

driving ≈ 2.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Tijuana, Mexico.

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?

La Jolla  (35 mentions)

Laguna Beach  (59 answers)
    Crystal Cove State Park  (10 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (3 mentions)
    Victoria Beach  (3 mentions)
    Dana Point Harbor  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Laguna Beach:
        Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
        Las Brisas
        Cafe Zoolu
        The Beachcomber Cafe
        Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
    hotels around Laguna Beach:
        Montage Laguna Beach
        Surf and Sand Resort
        The Inn at Laguna Beach
        La Casa Del Camino
        Laguna Beach House
    questions about Laguna Beach:
        Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Santa Ana, California.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Santa Ana?

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 Santa Ana.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Anabella Hotel  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Santa Ana? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Santa Ana?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mama D's Italy Kitchen, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pizzeria Mozza  (2 mentions)
Bear Flag Fish Company  (2 mentions)
The Packing House  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Santa Ana?

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:

Disneyland  (42 mentions)
Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
Disneyland Park  (6 mentions)
Balboa Island  (3 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 Santa Ana.




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 Santa Ana to Tijuana drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Tijuana? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Tijuana.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Tijuana to Santa Ana. Or get a full Tijuana to Santa Ana 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.

And if you know Tijuana well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Tijuana!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 105 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 42 minutes
10 Tijuana travel answers
59 Laguna Beach travel answers
4 Santa Ana travel answers





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