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New York City to Sacramento drive

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  New York City
 Cleveland
 Chicago
 Des Moines
 North Platte
 Cheyenne
 Ogden
 Black Rock City
   Sacramento 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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New York City to Sacramento road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City 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 New York City and Sacramento. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between New York City and Sacramento. 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 New York City
drive for about 8 hours

5:49 pm  Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 5 hours

4:08 pm  Chicago
stay overnight at The James Chicago Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from The James Chicago Hotel
drive for about 5 hours

2:15 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 6 hours

9:17 pm  North Platte
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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 Day 4

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 4 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 5

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

4:11 pm  Ogden
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Ogden
drive for about 7.5 hours

4:23 pm  Black Rock City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:23 pm
drive for about 4 hours

9:14 pm  arrive in Sacramento

day 6 driving ≈ 11 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

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?

Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?

Chicago  (271 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    hotels around Chicago:
        The James Chicago Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Chicago
        Acme Hotel Company Chicago
        Virgin Hotels Chicago
        Thompson Chicago
    questions about Chicago:
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?

Des Moines  (18 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  (2 answers)

Cheyenne  (13 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Ogden  (3 answers)

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


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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in 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 New York City 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 New York City to Sacramento. Or get a full New York City 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 New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,816 miles
driving time of 41 hours, 22 minutes
Sacramento is 3 hours behind New York City
589 New York City travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers
271 Chicago travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
3 Ogden travel answers
7 Black Rock City travel answers
40 Sacramento travel answers





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