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Oakland to Reno drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Oakland to Reno road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Oakland to Reno. If you're planning a road trip to Reno, 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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10:00 am  start in Oakland
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Napa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:57 pm  Sacramento
eat at Ella Dining Room & Bar
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:10 pm  Nevada City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:12 pm  Truckee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:12 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

6:48 pm  arrive in Reno
stay at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

driving ≈ 5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Napa  (85 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?

Sacramento  (58 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:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        Question about location for USA Outdoor Nationals

Nevada City (California)  (5 answers)

Truckee  (8 answers)
    Squaw Valley  (4 mentions)
    Northstar California Resort  (3 mentions)
    Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards  (3 mentions)
    Boreal Mountain Resort  (2 mentions)
    River Ranch Lodge  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Truckee:
        Northstar Ski Resort
    questions about Truckee:
        Fun snow-related things to do on the CHEAP?


Where's the best place to stay in Reno?

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 Reno.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Reno? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Reno?

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:

Truckee River  (2 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 Reno. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Angie from San Antonio asked:
Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?  (1 answer)

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




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 Reno to Oakland drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Oakland? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Oakland.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Oakland to Reno. Or get a full Oakland to Reno 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 Oakland well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Oakland!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 213 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 24 minutes
57 Oakland travel answers
85 Napa travel answers
58 Sacramento travel answers
5 Nevada City (California) travel answers
8 Truckee travel answers
38 Reno travel answers





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