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Sacramento to Atlanta drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days



Sacramento to Atlanta road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Atlanta. If you're planning a road trip to Atlanta, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Sacramento
drive for about 5 hours

Day 1, 4:00 pm:  Sequoia National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Sequoia National Park
drive for about 6.5 hours

Day 2, 4:32 pm:  Seligman
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours


Day 3, 9:00 am:  leave from Seligman
drive for about 5.5 hours

Day 3, 2:41 pm:  Albuquerque
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 4:11 pm
drive for about 4 hours

Day 3, 8:25 pm:  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 10 hours


Day 4, 11:00 am:  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

Day 4, 2:47 pm:  Oklahoma City
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4 hours


Day 5, 10:00 am:  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 5.5 hours

Day 5, 3:40 pm:  Pinnacle Mountain State Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:40 pm
drive for about 3 hours

Day 5, 7:32 pm:  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 8.5 hours


Day 6, 11:00 am:  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 5.5 hours

Day 6, 4:37 pm:  arrive in Atlanta
stay at W Atlanta - Midtown

day 6 driving ≈ 5.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sacramento, 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?

Sequoia National Park  (14 mentions)
    questions about Sequoia National Park:
        Only one day to spend in Sequoia National Park. What is a must see?
Seligman  (6 answers)
    Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Seligman:
        Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In
Albuquerque  (71 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Amarillo  (19 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Oklahoma City  (24 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?
Pinnacle Mountain State Park  (4 mentions)
Memphis  (91 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Good Food and Fun With Kids




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Atlanta, Georgia.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Atlanta?

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 Atlanta.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Atlanta - Midtown, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Artmore Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Highland Inn  (3 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in Atlanta?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Varsity, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mary Mac's Tea Room  (12 mentions)
Antico Pizza Napoletana  (11 mentions)
Empire State South  (11 mentions)
JCT Kitchen & Bar  (10 mentions)

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






What are some things to do in Atlanta?

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:

Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
High Museum of Art  (11 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 Atlanta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Tristan Weimer from Florida asked:
Great, reasonable places to eat.  (13 answers)

 Leslie D from Nashville asked:
Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?  (13 answers)

 Gina Harten from Minneapolis asked:
Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?  (13 answers)

 Sarah Hartzler from Seattle asked:
Authentic Southern Food!  (12 answers)

 Brooke Ramos from Nashville asked:
Best family activities in Atlanta?  (10 answers)

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






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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,479 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 4 minutes
Atlanta is 3 hours ahead of Sacramento
37 Sacramento travel answers
6 Seligman travel answers
71 Albuquerque travel answers
19 Amarillo travel answers
24 Oklahoma City travel answers
91 Memphis travel answers
100 Atlanta travel answers





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