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Baton Rouge to San Francisco drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days



Baton Rouge to San Francisco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Baton Rouge to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Baton Rouge
drive for about 4.5 hours

Day 1, 2:22 pm:  Houston
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 1, 6:21 pm:  Austin
eat at Chuy's Restaurant
stay overnight at Hotel San Jose
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Hotel San Jose
drive for about 3.5 hours

Day 2, 1:40 pm:  Caverns of Sonora
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

Day 2, 7:23 pm:  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Day 3, 10:00 am:  leave from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
drive for about 7 hours

Day 3, 4:50 pm:  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Day 4, 10:00 am:  leave from Tucson
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 4, 11:44 am:  Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

Day 4, 7:04 pm:  Los Angeles
stay overnight at Shutters On the Beach
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Day 5, 11:00 am:  leave from Shutters On the Beach
drive for about 5.5 hours

Day 5, 4:38 pm:  arrive in San Francisco
stay at Top of the Mark

day 5 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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?

Houston  (75 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient
Austin  (160 answers)
    Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
    Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
    Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
    Continental Club  (11 mentions)
    Rainey Street  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Austin:
        Chuy's Restaurant
        Torchy's Tacos
        Uchi Restaurant
        Salt Lick
        The County Line
    hotels around Austin:
        Hotel San Jose
        The W Austin Hotel
        The Driskill Hotel
        Austin Motel
        Hotel Saint Cecilia
    questions about Austin:
        Best BBQ in/near Austin?
        Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?
        Food trucks
        What are the must-sees in Austin?
        Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?
Caverns of Sonora  (2 mentions)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park  (19 mentions)
Tucson  (37 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?
Phoenix  (95 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?
Los Angeles  (560 answers)
    Santa Monica Pier  (70 mentions)
    Griffith Observatory  (63 mentions)
    Venice Beach Boardwalk  (62 mentions)
    Abbot Kinney  (56 mentions)
    Third Street Promenade  (55 mentions)
    restaurants around Los Angeles:
        Gjelina
        Perch
        Bottega Louie
        Grand Central Market
        Bestia
    hotels around Los Angeles:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        The Standard Downtown LA
        Ace Hotel Los Angeles
        The Huntley Hotel
    questions about Los Angeles:
        Where are the top 5 places to see a celebrity in L.A.?
        What's your favorite burger in L.A?
        Free things to do in Los Angeles?
        What are the top 3 beaches in Los Angeles?
        Best restaurants in Los Angeles?




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!

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

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

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

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

 harmony hunt 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge to San Francisco. Or get a full Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Baton Rouge!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,175 miles
driving time of 32 hours, 50 minutes
San Francisco is 2 hours behind Baton Rouge
14 Baton Rouge travel answers
75 Houston travel answers
160 Austin travel answers
37 Tucson travel answers
95 Phoenix travel answers
560 Los Angeles travel answers
592 San Francisco travel answers





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