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San Francisco to Baltimore via Colorado Springs

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  San Francisco
 Reno
 Salt Lake City
 Laramie
 Colorado Springs
 Russell
 St. Louis
 Columbus
   Colorado Springs 
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Francisco to Baltimore road trip planner

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

2:45 pm  Reno
stay overnight at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
drive for about 7.5 hours

3:18 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 5:18 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

10:56 pm  Laramie
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 13 hours
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 Day 3

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

2:10 pm  Colorado Springs
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 4

8:00 am  leave from Colorado Springs
drive for about 5 hours

1:15 pm  Russell
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 7.5 hours

9:47 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 13 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 7 hours

4:47 pm  Columbus
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Columbus
drive for about 7 hours

4:58 pm  arrive in Baltimore

day 6 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Reno  (38 answers)
    Truckee River  (2 mentions)
    Peppermill Resort Spa Casino  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Reno:
        Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
    questions about Reno:
        What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?
        Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?

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
    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?

Laramie  (6 answers)
    questions about Laramie:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laramie?

Colorado Springs  (67 answers)
    Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)
    United States Air Force Academy  (4 mentions)
    U.S. Olympic Training Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls
        1 day white water rafting trips
        Couples trip to Colorado Springs

Russell

St. Louis  (93 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Columbus  (39 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.


Where's the best place to eat in Baltimore?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest G&M Restaurant and Lounge, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Phillips Seafood  (3 mentions)
Max's Taphouse  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Baltimore?

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:

Fells Point  (11 mentions)
Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
Canton  (4 mentions)
The Helmand  (3 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 Baltimore. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  April from Pembroke (North Carolina) asked:
Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?  (14 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Baltimore?  (10 answers)

profile  Tamara from Providence asked:
Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?  (8 answers)

profile  Erin from Edwardsville asked:
Family-friendly seafood restaurant  (7 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Baltimore?  (5 answers)

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




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 Baltimore to San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Baltimore. Or get a full San Francisco to Baltimore 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 San Francisco well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Francisco!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,964 miles
driving time of 43 hours, 53 minutes
630 San Francisco travel answers
38 Reno travel answers
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
6 Laramie travel answers
67 Colorado Springs travel answers
1 Russell travel answer
93 St. Louis travel answers
39 Columbus travel answers
54 Baltimore travel answers





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