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Sacramento to Oakland drive

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 Jelly Belly Factory
 Richmond (California)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Sacramento to Oakland road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to Oakland. If you're planning a road trip to Oakland, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Sacramento and Oakland. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Sacramento and Oakland. 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 Sacramento
drive for about 23 minutes

10:23 am  Davis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:23 am
drive for about 22 minutes

11:45 am  Vacaville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

1:04 pm  Jelly Belly Factory
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:04 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

2:26 pm  Vallejo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

3:48 pm  Richmond (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 14 minutes

5:02 pm  Berkeley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:02 pm
drive for about 15 minutes

6:18 pm  arrive in Oakland
eat at Chez Panisse

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Vacaville  (4 answers)

Jelly Belly Factory  (3 mentions)

Vallejo  (4 answers)
    Vallejo Ferry Terminal  (2 mentions)

Richmond (California)  (2 answers)
    Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
    Angel Island  (13 mentions)
    UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
    Angel Island  (6 mentions)
    Tilden Regional Park  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond (California):
        Chez Panisse
        Arinell Pizza Inc
        Cheese Board Bakery & Cheese
        Sam's Anchor Cafe
    questions about Richmond (California):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond (California)?

Berkeley  (35 answers)
    Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
    Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
    San Francisco Chinatown  (62 mentions)
    Ferry Building  (55 mentions)
    Pier 39  (30 mentions)
    restaurants around Berkeley:
        Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
        Kokkari Estiatorio
        Slanted Door
        R & G Lounge
    hotels around Berkeley:
        Hotel Vitale
        Palace Hotel
        Omni Hotel San Francisco
        Le Méridien San Francisco
    questions about Berkeley:
        Five February days in Berkeley, what is there to do?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Berkeley?
        Nicer restaurants around UC Berkeley

Where's the best place to eat in Oakland?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chez Panisse, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Arinell Pizza Inc  (6 mentions)
The Trappist  (4 mentions)
Comal  (3 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Oakland?

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:

Lake Merritt  (16 mentions)
UC Berkeley  (8 mentions)
Jack London Square  (7 mentions)
Ici Ice Cream  (5 mentions)
College Ave  (5 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 Oakland. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jack from England asked:
What is Oakland like?  (7 answers)

profile  Jillian from Los Angeles asked:
First time in Oakland with 1 day to explore  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Oakland?  (6 answers)

profile  Sheldon from asked:
A good neighborhood in Oakland for rental?  (3 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Best bites to eat in Oakland?  (2 answers)

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

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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Sacramento? Try searching for places within 1.5 hours of Sacramento.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sacramento to Oakland. Or get a full Sacramento to Oakland 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 82 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 22 minutes
55 Sacramento travel answers
1 Davis travel answer
4 Vacaville travel answers
4 Vallejo travel answers
2 Richmond (California) travel answers
35 Berkeley travel answers
57 Oakland travel answers


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