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San Francisco to Dallas drive

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  San Francisco
 San Luis Obispo
 Barstow
 Kingman
 Sedona
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Albuquerque
 Amarillo
 Wichita Falls
   Dallas 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Francisco to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Dallas. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Dallas. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 4 hours

12:51 pm  San Luis Obispo
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:02 pm  Barstow
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Barstow
drive for about 3 hours

12:55 pm  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:44 pm  Sedona
stay overnight at Enchantment Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Enchantment Resort
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:39 pm  Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 4 hours

1:14 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:36 pm  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:36 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:56 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 4 driving ≈ 10 hours
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San Francisco to Dallas questions

profile  Arianna asked:
roadtrip from Dallas to San Francisco  (2 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Francisco, 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?

San Luis Obispo  (121 answers)
    Bishop Peak  (4 mentions)
    San Luis Obispo Mission  (3 mentions)
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo  (3 mentions)
    Edna Valley  (2 mentions)
    F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around San Luis Obispo:
        Firestone Grill
        Novo Restaurant & Lounge
        Bello Mundo
        Splash Cafe
        Avila Valley Barn
    questions about San Luis Obispo:
        Exploring SLO in March to scout moving there - what should I check out?
        Lodging
        Wine tasting in the San Luis Obispo area
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo?

Barstow  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?

Kingman  (10 answers)

Sedona  (76 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    hotels around Sedona:
        Enchantment Resort
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)

Albuquerque  (82 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour

Amarillo  (25 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Wichita Falls


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dallas, Texas.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Zaza Dallas, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

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




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 Dallas 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 Dallas. Or get a full San Francisco to Dallas 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 1,731 miles
driving time of 25 hours, 31 minutes
Dallas is 2 hours ahead of San Francisco
606 San Francisco travel answers
121 San Luis Obispo travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers
10 Kingman travel answers
76 Sedona travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
25 Amarillo travel answers
1 Wichita Falls travel answer
111 Dallas travel answers





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