Hello from the midwest. I'm coming to Phoenix and So Cal this week looking at cars. One night I plan to stay in the Malibu area and need to head toward Taft/Bakersfield the next morning. Looking at my atlas, Hwy 33 from Ventura north looks like a great road and I searched here and see some times it is recommended as part of your drive events, so I might take that in lieu of the interstate. How long will it take to drive from Ventura to Taft using 33? Is it good asphalt all the way? Edited: Mapquest answered my distance and duration question, but if anyone has anything to add about this route feel free to do so. This will be on our 3rd day of looking at cars so my wife may need something nice or interesting about this point in the trip.