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San Francisco to Bozeman drive

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  San Francisco
 Twin Falls
 Idaho Falls
 West Yellowstone
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Francisco to Bozeman road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Bozeman. If you're planning a road trip to Bozeman, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Bozeman. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Bozeman. 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 San Francisco
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:10 pm  Reno
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:32 pm  Winnemucca
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Winnemucca
drive for about 2 hours

12:48 pm  Elko
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:25 pm  Twin Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Twin Falls
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:23 pm  Idaho Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:23 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:18 pm  West Yellowstone
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:00 pm  arrive in Bozeman

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours
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San Francisco to Bozeman questions

profile  Barbara asked:
Route driving no more than 4-5 hrs per day  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?

Sacramento  (49 answers)
    California State Railroad Museum  (6 mentions)
    California State Capitol Museum  (3 mentions)
    58 Degrees & Holding Co.  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Sacramento:
        Ella Dining Room & Bar
        Rick's Dessert Diner
        Delta King Hotel
        The Rind
        Mulvaney's B&L
    questions about Sacramento:
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Question about location for USA Outdoor Nationals

Reno  (33 answers)
    Truckee River  (2 mentions)
    Peppermill Resort Spa Casino  (2 mentions)
    questions about Reno:
        What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?
        Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?

Winnemucca  (4 answers)

Elko  (7 answers)

Twin Falls  (6 answers)

Idaho Falls  (11 answers)

West Yellowstone  (8 answers)

What are some things to do in Bozeman?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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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 Bozeman 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 Bozeman. Or get a full San Francisco to Bozeman 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 1,023 miles
driving time of 15 hours, 43 minutes
Bozeman is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco
624 San Francisco travel answers
49 Sacramento travel answers
33 Reno travel answers
4 Winnemucca travel answers
7 Elko travel answers
6 Twin Falls travel answers
11 Idaho Falls travel answers
8 West Yellowstone travel answers
20 Bozeman travel answers


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