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Sacramento to Columbus drive

driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Sacramento to Columbus road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Columbus. If you're planning a road trip to Columbus, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sacramento
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:29 pm  Salt Lake City
stay overnight at Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:20 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Cheyenne
drive for about 3 hours

2:07 pm  North Platte
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from North Platte
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:16 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:16 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:39 pm  Hannibal
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Hannibal
drive for about 5 hours

3:05 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:44 pm  arrive in Columbus
eat at Late Night Slice

day 5 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Salt Lake City  (84 answers)
    Temple Square  (8 mentions)
    Liberty Park  (5 mentions)
    Tracy Aviary  (3 mentions)
    Red Butte Garden & Arboretum  (2 mentions)
    The Beehive House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Salt Lake City:
        Red Iguana
        Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
        Pig and A Jelly Jar
    hotels around Salt Lake City:
        Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
        Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
        The Grand America Hotel
        The Little America Hotel Salt Lake City
        Off-Broadway Studios
    questions about Salt Lake City:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?
        What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?
        Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?
        Winter time activities in Salt Lake City
        Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?

Cheyenne  (14 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

North Platte  (3 answers)

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (4 answers)
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

Hannibal

Indianapolis  (41 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?


Where's the best place to eat in Columbus?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Late Night Slice, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Northstar CafĂ©  (5 mentions)
The Thurman Cafe  (3 mentions)
Lavash Cafe  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Columbus?

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:

The Short North  (3 mentions)
Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
North Market  (2 mentions)
Columbus Museum of Art  (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 Columbus. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?  (14 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?  (7 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Where should we eat in Columbus?  (6 answers)

profile  Daphne from Chicago asked:
What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?  (6 answers)

profile  Bob from asked:
Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.  (3 answers)

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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 Columbus 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 Columbus. Or get a full Sacramento to Columbus 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,357 miles
driving time of 34 hours, 13 minutes
Columbus is 3 hours ahead of Sacramento
58 Sacramento travel answers
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
14 Cheyenne travel answers
3 North Platte travel answers
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
1 Hannibal travel answer
41 Indianapolis travel answers
39 Columbus travel answers





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