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Los Angeles to Sacramento drive in 1 day

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  Los Angeles
 Six Flags Magic Mountain
 Lost Hills
 Kettleman City
 Pea Soup Andersen's
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Los Angeles to Sacramento road trip planner

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

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8:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 47 minutes

8:47 am  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:47 am
drive for about 57 minutes

10:45 am  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:08 pm  Lost Hills
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

2:54 pm  Kettleman City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:58 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:58 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

7:53 pm  Modesto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

10:07 pm  arrive in Sacramento

driving ≈ 8 hours

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Los Angeles to Sacramento questions

profile  Miriam asked:
We’d like to take a 4 day road trip  (0 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, 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?

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (9 mentions)

Grapevine  (4 answers)

Lost Hills

Kettleman City

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)

Modesto  (6 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Sacramento, California.

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

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

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

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?  (3 answers)

profile  Tracy from Hawaii Kai, Hawaii asked:
Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento  (2 answers)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 384 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 47 minutes
598 Los Angeles travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
6 Modesto travel answers
48 Sacramento travel answers


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