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California Driving Guide
In the US, the car reigns as king and California is no exception. Home to breathtaking coastal highways, what better way to explore the sunshine coast than at your own speed. Head outside of the city streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego and you’ll be greeted with epic forests, rolling green hills and stretches of golden sandy beaches; with such a variety of landscapes, it offers itself up as the ultimate road trip. If driving is not your forte, do not fret, there are other options to get around California.
For a slightly higher cost, you can fly between the major cities and transfers can easily be organised from San Francisco out to Napa, Sonoma and Carmel regions. There is also the “surf train” that runs down the California coastline with smaller domestic flights between Monterey, Santa Barbara and Orange County which are slightly kinder on your pocket.
Las Vegas to Death Valley –2h 20min
Death Valley to Yosemite – 4h 40min
Yosemite to San Francisco – 4h 10min
San Francisco to Monterey – 1h 50min
Monterey to Morro Bay – 2h 20min
Morro Bay to Los Angeles – 3h 40min
Yosemite to Los Angeles – 6h 10min
San Francisco to Los Angeles –5h 30min
San Francisco to Lake Tahoe – 3h 20min
Los Angeles to San Diego – 2h 30min
Los Angeles to Santa Barbara – 1h 50min
Los Angeles to Palm Springs – 1h 40min
Sonoma Wine Country to San Fransisco - 1hr
Napa Valley to Sonoma Wine Country - 30min