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Sacramento to New York City drive

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  Sacramento
 Black Rock City
 Ogden
 Cheyenne
 North Platte
 Des Moines
 Toledo (Ohio)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Sacramento to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Sacramento and New York City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Sacramento and New York City. 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 Sacramento
drive for about 4 hours

2:51 pm  Black Rock City
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Black Rock City
drive for about 7.5 hours

3:23 pm  Ogden
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:23 pm
drive for about 6 hours

10:34 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 13.5 hours

 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

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from North Platte
drive for about 6 hours

4:04 pm  Des Moines
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Des Moines
drive for about 9 hours

6:58 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Toledo (Ohio)
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:22 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

day 6 driving ≈ 9.5 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?

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

Ogden  (3 answers)

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

North Platte  (2 answers)

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?

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New York, New York.

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


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City 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 New York City. Or get a full Sacramento to New York City 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 2,816 miles
driving time of 41 hours, 22 minutes
New York City is 3 hours ahead of Sacramento
40 Sacramento travel answers
7 Black Rock City travel answers
3 Ogden travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
589 New York City travel answers





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