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Sacramento to San Francisco drive

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Sacramento to San Francisco road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sacramento to San Francisco. If you're planning a road trip to San Francisco, 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 Sacramento
drive for about 18 minutes

10:18 am  Davis (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:18 am
drive for about 22 minutes

11:40 am  Vacaville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

12:59 pm  Jelly Belly Factory
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

2:22 pm  Vallejo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

3:45 pm  Tilden Regional Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:45 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

5:09 pm  arrive in San Francisco
eat at Ike's Place
stay at Top of the Mark

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Sacramento to San Francisco questions

profile  samer from Dubai asked:
How much time does it take to get from SF to Sacramento?  (11 answers)

profile  Zach asked:
Looking for Must Do Activities for Our California Trip  (0 answers)

profile  Selin from Istanbul asked:
Best way to get from SFO to Sacramento?  (3 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Davis (California)

Vacaville  (4 answers)

Jelly Belly Factory  (3 mentions)

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

Tilden Regional Park  (6 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in San Francisco?

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 San Francisco.

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

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Top of the Mark, which was mentioned 13 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Vitale  (8 mentions)
Cavallo Point  (4 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in San Francisco?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ike's Place, which was mentioned 23 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Swan Oyster Depot  (22 mentions)
Kokkari Estiatorio  (21 mentions)
Tartine bakery  (20 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in San Francisco?

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:

Golden Gate Bridge  (130 mentions)
Golden Gate Park  (112 mentions)
Alcatraz  (85 mentions)
Fisherman's Wharf  (82 mentions)
Union Square  (79 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 San Francisco. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jessica from asked:
Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?  (29 answers)

profile  Dina from Dallas asked:
What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in S.F.?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?  (19 answers)

profile  Julie from Atlanta asked:
Best activities for kids  (19 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Best views in San Francisco?  (17 answers)

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

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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco. Or get a full Sacramento to San Francisco 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 87 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 27 minutes
58 Sacramento travel answers
4 Vacaville travel answers
4 Vallejo travel answers
630 San Francisco travel answers


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