How long does it take to drive through california. from top to bottom
Many people don't realize just how long the state of California really is, it's the third largest state behind only Alaska and Texas; depending on the route you choose it can take from almost 13 hours, to almost 17 hours to drive its length!
There are 3 main routes from the top of California to the bottom of it. If you take route I-5 S, it's 795 miles, and would take about 12 hours and 43 minutes to drive.
If you take CA-99 S and I-5 S it's about 840 miles, and would take about 13 hours and 31 minutes to drive.
If you take route US-95 S/Veterans Memorial Hwy, it's about 992 miles, and would take about 16 hours and 55 minutes to drive.
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