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San Francisco to Maine drive

driving   /   7 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Francisco to Maine road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Maine. If you're planning a road trip to Maine, 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

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 8.5 hours

4:25 pm  Ogden
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:25 pm
drive for about 6 hours

11:37 pm  Cheyenne
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 14.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Cheyenne
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:17 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Lincoln (Nebraska)
drive for about 8.5 hours

6:17 pm  Chicago
eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
stay overnight at The James Chicago Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from The James Chicago Hotel
drive for about 8.5 hours

6:22 pm  Toronto
eat at St. Lawrence Market
stay overnight at The Drake Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from The Drake Hotel
drive for about 6 hours

3:06 pm  Mont Royal
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:08 pm  arrive at Maine

day 6 driving ≈ 10 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?

Ogden  (5 answers)

Cheyenne  (14 answers)
    questions about Cheyenne:
        Driving from Kennesaw ga to Cheyenne wy
        What are some "must see" places in Cheyenne.

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (4 answers)
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

Chicago  (311 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    hotels around Chicago:
        The James Chicago Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Chicago
        Acme Hotel Company Chicago
        Virgin Hotels Chicago
        Thompson Chicago
    questions about Chicago:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?

Toronto  (148 answers)
    Royal Ontario Museum  (18 mentions)
    CN Tower  (16 mentions)
    Toronto Islands  (16 mentions)
    Distillery District  (15 mentions)
    Eaton Centre  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Toronto:
        St. Lawrence Market
        The Black Hoof
        Cold Tea
        Panorama Lounge
        Grand Electric
    hotels around Toronto:
        The Drake Hotel
        Thompson Toronto
        Gladstone Hotel
        Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
        Hyatt Regency Toronto
    questions about Toronto:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Toronto?
        Which is the best Outlet for shopping?
        Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?
        Where to catch the best views in Toronto?
        Coolest new restaurants?

Mont Royal  (19 mentions)


What are some things to do in Maine?

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

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 Maine. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leigh Ann from asked:
We want to drive from Maine to San Antonio, TX  (2 answers)

profile  Emily from Shaker Heights, Ohio asked:
A week in Maine- where are the best places to go?  (2 answers)

profile  Nelson Perez from asked:
3 Days in Maine, where can we find a house that will fit 8?  (2 answers)

profile  Sara from asked:
Southern Maine, near NH. Great Easy Lake, Acton ME  (2 answers)

profile  Daisy from California asked:
Boston to Bangor  (1 answer)

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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 Maine 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 Maine. Or get a full San Francisco to Maine 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 3,282 miles
driving time of 48 hours, 12 minutes
Maine is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco
630 San Francisco travel answers
38 Reno travel answers
5 Ogden travel answers
14 Cheyenne travel answers
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
311 Chicago travel answers
148 Toronto travel answers
46 Maine travel answers





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