Best of California 2-Week Road Trip - VanCraft Campervans

Best of California 2-Week Road Trip

Total Distance

1400 mi

Days

14 - 21

Driving Time

26 hr 02 min

Best Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Vanlife Vacations

  • 1 Pick up in 250 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA 92058, United States
  • 2 Los Angeles 1 hr 22 min (85 mi)
  • 3 Ojai, CA 1 hr 25 min (82.9 mi)
  • 4 Santa Barbara, CA 43 min (33.1 mi)
  • 5 Lompoc, CA 58 min (55.1 mi)
  • 6 Morro Bay, CA 1 hr 16 min (74.6 mi)
  • 7 San Simeon, CA 32 min (29.3 mi)
  • 8 Green Valley Viewing Point, CA 21 min (18.8 mi)
  • 9 Big Sur, CA 1 hr 54 min (83.5 mi)
  • 10 Santa Cruz, CA 1 hr 22 min (71.2 mi)
  • 11 San Francisco, CA 1 hr 15 min (75.7 mi)
  • 12 Sonoma, CA 58 min (44.7 mi)
  • 13 Napa, CA 21 min (14.5 mi)
  • 14 Lake Tahoe, US 2 hr 52 min (171 mi)
  • 15 Yosemite National Park, CA 2 hr 29 min (124 mi)
  • 16 Sequoia National Park, CA 2 hr 34 min (138 mi)
  • 17 Drop off in 250 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA 92058, United States

Total Distance

1400 mi

Days

14 - 21

Driving Time

26 hr 02 min

Best Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

For years we have talked about doing a road trip along the coast of California. Drive along Highway 1 up the coast, stopping at fun coastal towns, seeing the dramatic cliffside views, walking among massive redwood trees, and seeing insanely beautiful national parks that California is home to.

This year we finally set aside two weeks in a van and hit the open roads of California. You probably could do this in a shorter amount of time, but we recommend spending at least 1 week to 10 days exploring this amazing area. We decided to go with a van instead of a car, because we wanted to have ultimate freedom and flexibility, with the chance to build in extra time where we liked and adjust our schedules if there was a hidden gem we stumbled upon. Driving is half the fun of this trip, and having our home with us the whole time versus rushing to the next town for a hotel reservation, was the perfect way to see California.