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San Francisco to Fairfax drive

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  San Francisco
 Reno
 Salt Lake City
 Rock Springs
 Cheyenne
 Omaha
 Museum of Science and Industry
 Cleveland
   Fairfax 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Francisco to Fairfax road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Fairfax. If you're planning a road trip to Fairfax, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Francisco and Fairfax. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Francisco and Fairfax. 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 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
drive for about 7.5 hours

4:18 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 5:48 pm
drive for about 3 hours

8:35 pm  Rock Springs
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Rock Springs
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:40 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

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

5:02 pm  Omaha
eat at M's Pub
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 5

8:00 am  leave from Omaha
drive for about 8.5 hours

4:36 pm  Museum of Science and Industry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:36 pm
drive for about 6 hours

11:37 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 14.5 hours
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 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:42 pm  arrive in Fairfax

day 6 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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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?

Reno  (30 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  (63 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?

Rock Springs  (2 answers)

Cheyenne  (13 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Omaha  (17 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

Museum of Science and Industry  (33 mentions)

Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fairfax, Virginia.

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


What are some things to do in Fairfax?

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:

Lee's House  (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!

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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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax. Or get a full San Francisco to Fairfax 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 2,821 miles
driving time of 42 hours, 27 minutes
Fairfax is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco
606 San Francisco travel answers
30 Reno travel answers
63 Salt Lake City travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
13 Cheyenne travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers





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