Road Trip from San Diego to San Francisco via Highway 1

California, the Golden State, is one of the best places in the country to go for a road trip. The diversity of the state’s terrain is chock-full of interesting sites and plenty of adventure along the way. What better way to experience the sights and adventure is there than a road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), aka Highway 1? Start in sunny San Diego and make your way north to the always interesting — if somewhat foggy — San Francisco. From sandy beaches and cliffside views to coastal cities and redwood forests, the Highway 1 road trip is nothing short of incredible. Be prepared for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive Time from San Diego to San Francisco: approximately 12 hours
Distance from San Diego to San Francisco: approximately 600 miles
Best Car for this road trip: Convertible

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