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Columbus to Sacramento drive

driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Sacramento road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 3 hours

11:52 am  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 7.5 hours

8:28 pm  Des Moines
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Des Moines
drive for about 6 hours

4:02 pm  North Platte
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from North Platte
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:28 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Cheyenne
drive for about 6 hours

4:02 pm  Park City
stay overnight at Washington School House Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Washington School House Hotel
drive for about 8 hours

4:54 pm  Black Rock City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:54 pm
drive for about 4 hours

9:46 pm  arrive in Sacramento

day 5 driving ≈ 12 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Indianapolis  (41 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Safe area?

Des Moines  (21 answers)
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

North Platte  (3 answers)

Cheyenne  (14 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Park City  (28 answers)
    High West Distillery & Saloon  (5 mentions)
    Utah Olympic Park  (2 mentions)
    No Name Saloon & Grill  (2 mentions)
    Alta Ski Area  (2 mentions)
    Deer Valley  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Park City:
        The Farm at Canyons
        Riverhorse
    hotels around Park City:
        Washington School House Hotel
        Canyons Resort
    questions about Park City:
        Summer activities in Park City?
        What are the best restaurants and bars in Park City?
        What is a convenient to slopes hotel in Park City area?
        Day trips from Park City
        Looking for charming boutique hotel in Park City

Black Rock City  (7 answers)
    questions about Black Rock City:
        Why Do You Go Back to Burning Man?


Where's the best place to eat in Sacramento?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ella Dining Room & Bar, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Rick's Dessert Diner  (2 mentions)
Delta King Hotel  (2 mentions)
The Rind  (2 mentions)
Mulvaney's B&L  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Sacramento?

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:

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 Sacramento. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?  (12 answers)

profile  Peter from Munich asked:
Things to do and see in Sacramento  (6 answers)

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Hidden gems in Sacramento?  (6 answers)

profile  Evan from Virginia asked:
Me want food in Sacramento!  (5 answers)

profile  Jessica from asked:
Question about location for USA Outdoor Nationals  (2 answers)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,357 miles
driving time of 34 hours, 13 minutes
Sacramento is 3 hours behind Columbus
39 Columbus travel answers
41 Indianapolis travel answers
21 Des Moines travel answers
3 North Platte travel answers
14 Cheyenne travel answers
28 Park City travel answers
7 Black Rock City travel answers
58 Sacramento travel answers





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