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Fresno to Missoula drive

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 Lake Tahoe
 Ste. Chapelle Winery
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Fresno to Missoula road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Fresno
drive for about 3 hours

1:54 pm  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:58 pm  Lake Tahoe
stay overnight at Heavenly
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Heavenly
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:15 pm  eat at Ste. Chapelle Winery
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Caldwell
drive for about 2 hours

12:04 pm  McCall
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:05 pm  Orofino
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:24 pm  arrive in Missoula
eat at Five on Black

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Fresno to Missoula questions

profile  Sahriha asked:
Cool places to stop  (0 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fresno, 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?

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!
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento

Lake Tahoe  (41 answers)
    Emerald Bay  (6 mentions)
    Heavenly Mountain Resort  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Lake Tahoe:
    questions about Lake Tahoe:
        Non-snow-related things to do in Lake Tahoe
        Looking for breweries, hikes and restaurants around Lake Tahoe.
        Best part of Lake Tahoe to stay
        What to see, eat, and do in Lake Tahoe?
        Spring Break Skiing

Winnemucca  (3 answers)

Ste. Chapelle Winery



Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Missoula, Montana.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Missoula?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Five on Black, which was mentioned 2 times.

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

What are some things to do in Missoula?

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

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?  (4 answers)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,061 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 22 minutes
Missoula is 1 hour ahead of Fresno
5 Fresno travel answers
40 Sacramento travel answers
41 Lake Tahoe travel answers
3 Winnemucca travel answers
1 McCall travel answer
10 Missoula travel answers


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