LA to Sacramento via 101?
March 21, 2011 6:01 PM Subscribe
How long would it take to drive from Los Angeles to Sacramento via 101?
posted by MiaWallace to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in Los Angeles and drive up to Sacramento frequently to visit family. I usually take I-5 in the interest of time, but I'm sick to death of going that way and seeing all of the nothingness in the Central Valley. I'm thinking of taking 101 to San Jose, and 680 to 80 from there. Google Maps says this will take about 8.5 hours, but it's been my experience that Google Maps sometimes lies. It's normally about 6 hours on I-5, and I don't mind tacking another couple of hours onto the drive if I'll have more interesting scenery to look at. On the other hand, anything beyond 10 hours seems like too much.
I'll be leaving Wednesday morning, if that matters. I'm also looking for suggestions as to what might be a good time to leave. Thanks!