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San Francisco to Golden (Colorado) drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Francisco to Golden (Colorado) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Golden (Colorado). If you're planning a road trip to Golden (Colorado), 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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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:37 am  Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:37 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:10 pm  Reno
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:06 pm  Eureka (Nevada)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Eureka (Nevada)
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:29 pm  Fillmore
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Fillmore
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:25 am  Green River
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:25 pm
drive for about 4 hours

4:34 pm  Vail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:14 pm  arrive in Golden (Colorado)
eat at Coors Brewery Tour
stay at Table Mountain Inn

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours

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San Francisco to Golden (Colorado) questions

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Driving suggestions  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Sacramento  (58 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:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
        Things to do and see in Sacramento
        Hidden gems in Sacramento?
        Me want food in Sacramento!
        Question about location for USA Outdoor Nationals

Reno  (38 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?

Eureka (Nevada)


Green River

Vail  (53 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Where's the best place to stay in Golden (Colorado)?

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 Golden (Colorado).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Table Mountain Inn, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Golden (Colorado)? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Golden (Colorado)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Coors Brewery Tour, which was mentioned 3 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Golden (Colorado)? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Golden (Colorado)?

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:

Red Rocks Amphitheatre  (14 mentions)
Red Rocks Park  (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 Golden (Colorado) 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 Golden (Colorado). Or get a full San Francisco to Golden (Colorado) 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 1,277 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 43 minutes
Golden (Colorado) is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco
630 San Francisco travel answers
58 Sacramento travel answers
38 Reno travel answers
53 Vail travel answers
13 Golden (Colorado) travel answers


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