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Atlanta to San Francisco drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets


Atlanta to San Francisco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and San Francisco. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:37 pm  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 4 hours

1:51 pm  Ozark
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:13 pm  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 4 hours

2:58 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

1:07 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:44 pm  Flagstaff
stay overnight at Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
drive for about 9 hours

7:07 pm  San Luis Obispo
stay overnight at The Madonna Inn
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from The Madonna Inn
drive for about 4 hours

2:50 pm  arrive in San Francisco
stay at Top of the Mark

day 6 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Atlanta to San Francisco questions

profile  Lucinda from asked:
customized driving trip  (2 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Atlanta, Georgia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Ozark  (3 answers)
Oklahoma City  (25 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?
Amarillo  (21 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Albuquerque  (81 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Flagstaff  (49 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    hotels around Flagstaff:
        Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
        Hotel Monte Vista
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel
        Where to stay
San Luis Obispo  (120 answers)
    Bishop Peak  (4 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Luis Obispo:
        Firestone Grill
        Novo Restaurant & Lounge
        Bello Mundo
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn
    hotels around San Luis Obispo:
        The Madonna Inn
        Madonna Inn Resort & Spa
        Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
        Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
        Seacrest Beach Resort
    questions about San Luis Obispo:
        Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?
        Lodging
        Where to stay outside of San Luis Obispo for Cal Poly graduation
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Francisco, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in San Francisco?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Francisco.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in San Francisco to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Top of the Mark, which was mentioned 13 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Vitale  (8 mentions)
Cavallo Point  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in San Francisco? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in San Francisco?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ike's Place, which was mentioned 23 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Swan Oyster Depot  (22 mentions)
Kokkari Estiatorio  (21 mentions)
Tartine bakery  (20 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Francisco? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in San Francisco?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
Union Square  (79 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Francisco. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jessica from asked:
Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?  (29 answers)

profile  Dina from Dallas asked:
What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?  (20 answers)

profile  Julie from Atlanta asked:
Best activities for kids  (19 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?  (19 answers)

profile  harmony from Marina Del Rey asked:
Any restaurant recommendations greatly appreciated for a girls trip  (17 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Francisco.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Francisco to Atlanta drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to San Francisco. Or get a full Atlanta to San Francisco flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,477 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 12 minutes
San Francisco is 3 hours behind Atlanta
111 Atlanta travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
3 Ozark travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
21 Amarillo travel answers
81 Albuquerque travel answers
49 Flagstaff travel answers
120 San Luis Obispo travel answers
604 San Francisco travel answers





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