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Elko to San Francisco drive in 1 day

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  Elko
 Battle Mountain
 Winnemucca
 Fernley
 Lake Tahoe
 Sacramento
 Napa
   San Francisco 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Elko to San Francisco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Elko 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 Elko and San Francisco. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Elko 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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10:00 am  start in Elko
drive for about 1 hour

9:10 am  Battle Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:10 am
drive for about 52 minutes

11:02 am  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:07 pm  Fernley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:21 pm  Lake Tahoe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:10 pm  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:10 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

9:09 pm  Napa
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 11:09 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

12:07 am (past midnight)  arrive in San Francisco
stay at Top of the Mark

driving ≈ 9 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Elko, Nevada.

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?

Battle Mountain

Winnemucca  (3 answers)

Fernley

Lake Tahoe  (20 mentions)

Sacramento  (40 answers)
    California State Railroad Museum  (6 mentions)
    California State Capitol Museum  (3 mentions)
    58 Degrees & Holding Co.  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sacramento:
        Ella Dining Room & Bar
        Rick's Dessert Diner
        Delta King Hotel
        The Rind
        Mulvaney's B&L
    questions about Sacramento:
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?

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?


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 506 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 35 minutes
San Francisco is the same time as Elko
5 Elko travel answers
3 Winnemucca travel answers
40 Sacramento travel answers
83 Napa travel answers
606 San Francisco travel answers





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