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Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

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Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

We will be leaving San Luis Obispo on a Thursday morning, probably no later than 11:00 a.m., hopefully sooner. I am looking at the maps and when you get to LA, there is such a maze of freeways. What route would be best to make our way over to Temecula? Thanks.

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1. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

According to Google maps, this is the best route:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=San+Luis+Obispo,+CA&daddr=temecula&sll=37.509726,-95.712891&sspn=48.66902,79.013672&ie=UTF8&ll=34.111805,-118.748474&spn=1.609976,2.469177&z=9

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2. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Map Quest gives the same routing. However, it appears to me, that this route takes you through the heart of LA. I was wondering if there was a better route that might help us avoid some of the most congested areas. Looking at the map I was wondering if a better route would be: 101 to 134 to 210 to 15?

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3. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Someone in the LA forum might be able to give better advice, but I'm not sure how you'd avoid LA traffic without adding 100 miles to the trip.

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4. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Ventura Freeway (101) South. Stay on the 134 towards Pasadena. Stay on the 210 East. 57 South to the 10 East. 10 East to the 15. 15 South to Temecula.

Another way is to take the 57 South to the 60 East. Unfortunately, there is no interchange there and it can get tricky if you're not careful. It's the fastest way though.

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5. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Okay, I will try posting in the LA forum.

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6. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Howdy, just writing to say I responded on the other thread. In summary, I recommend 101 > 134 > 210 > 57 > 71 > 91 > 15. The "heart" of LA is at the 101/10/5 junction, and you will be north/east of it driving through the San Gabriel Valley. Leave SLO by 10 to avoid heavy congestion on the 210 and 91. Cheers!

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<<<<<<Howdy, just writing to say I responded on the other thread. In summary, I recommend 101 > 134 > 210 > 57 > 71 > 91 > 15. The "heart" of LA is at the 101/10/5 junction, and you will be north/east of it driving through the San Gabriel Valley. Leave SLO by 10 to avoid heavy congestion on the 210 and 91. Cheers!>>>>>

Thanks Dave, yes I did see your response on the other thread. It was suggested I post on the the LA forum to get more responses, which is why I have two going. I often have difficulty figuring out the best forum to post on. I think I am all set right now. Thanks so much for all your help.

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8. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

Here's a way to completely avoid potential traffic woes by staying north of congestion....

101 > 23 > 23 becomes the 118 > 210 > 57 > 71 > 91 > 15

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9. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

The Google Maps route is good except for one detail, I would stay on the 210 all the way to the 15 Freeway south. The 71 is NOT a good freeway, it is constantly being worked on and the last time I used it, there were sections where it ended as a freeway and had signals and then became a freeway again. It is also only two lanes in several places.

The 210 to 15 route might be 20 miles longer, but I am willing to bet it is 30 miutes faster at least.

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10. Re: Best route from San Luis Obispo to Temecula

I don't recall any stretch of the 71 being just 2 lanes. I finally got a hold of my friend who drives between Murrieta and Oxnard regularly, and she confirmed that the 101 > 134 > 210 > 71 > 91 > 15 route is the best way to go. However, you could "play it safe" and take 210 to 15 directly if you really want. According to Google Maps, that routing will add 12 miles and 10 minutes to your trip.