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Chico to Oakland drive

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  Chico
 Williams (California)
 Vacaville
 Napa
 San Francisco
   Oakland 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chico to Oakland road trip planner

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

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9:00 am  start in Chico
drive for about 1 hour

10:08 am  Williams (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:08 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:22 pm  Vacaville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:22 pm
drive for about 32 minutes

1:54 pm  Napa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

3:53 pm  San Francisco
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 7:53 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

8:12 pm  arrive in Oakland

driving ≈ 4 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Chico, California.

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?

Williams (California)

Vacaville

Napa  (83 answers)
    Domaine Carneros  (14 mentions)
    Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ  (11 mentions)
    Artesa Vineyards & Winery  (9 mentions)
    Napa Valley  (9 mentions)
    Oxbow Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Napa:
        ad hoc
        Domaine Chandon
        Redd
        Morimoto
        Pine Ridge Vineyards
    hotels around Napa:
        Bardessono
        Embassy Suites Napa Valley
        Cottages of Napa Valley
    questions about Napa:
        Other foodie things to do besides wine tasting
        Searching for an inexpensive and nice inn in Napa area
        Restaurants in Napa for girls outing?
        Limited time in Napa, help with my itinerary!
        Sightseeing in Napa?

San Francisco  (606 answers)
    Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
    Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
    Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
    Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
    Union Square  (79 mentions)
    restaurants around San Francisco:
        Ike's Place
        Swan Oyster Depot
        Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
        Kokkari Estiatorio
        Tartine bakery
    hotels around San Francisco:
        Top of the Mark
        Hotel Vitale
        The Fairmont San Francisco
        San Francisco Marriott Marquis
        Cavallo Point
    questions about San Francisco:
        Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
        What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?
        Best activities for kids
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?
        Any restaurant recommendations greatly appreciated for a girls trip


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Oakland, California.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Oakland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chez Panisse, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Arinell Pizza Inc  (6 mentions)
The Trappist  (4 mentions)
Comal  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Oakland?

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:

Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
College Ave  (5 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 Oakland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jack from England asked:
What is Oakland like?  (7 answers)

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (5 answers)

profile  Sheldon from asked:
A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?  (3 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Best bites to eat in Oakland?  (2 answers)

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




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 Oakland to Chico 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 Chico to Oakland. Or get a full Chico to Oakland 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 Chico well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chico!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 159 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 42 minutes
6 Chico travel answers
1 Williams (California) travel answer
1 Vacaville travel answer
83 Napa travel answers
606 San Francisco travel answers
47 Oakland travel answers





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