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San Francisco to Moab drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Francisco to Moab road trip planner

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

10:00 am  start in San Francisco
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Sacramento
eat at Ella Dining Room & Bar
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

6:27 pm  Black Rock Desert
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Black Rock Desert
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:21 am  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:09 pm  Elko
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:54 pm  Wendover
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Wendover
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Salt Lake City
eat at Red Iguana
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:57 pm  Green River (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:57 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

6:50 pm  arrive in Moab

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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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?

Black Rock Desert  (2 mentions)

Winnemucca  (4 answers)

Elko  (8 answers)

Wendover

Salt Lake City  (84 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?

Green River (Utah)


What are some things to do in Moab?

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:

Arches National Park  (27 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 Moab. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jaime from Mar Vista asked:
Seeking Dog Friendly Adventures in Moab?  (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 Moab 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 Moab. Or get a full San Francisco to Moab 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 963 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 22 minutes
Moab is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco
630 San Francisco travel answers
58 Sacramento travel answers
38 Reno travel answers
4 Winnemucca travel answers
8 Elko travel answers
1 Wendover travel answer
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Green River (Utah) travel answer
42 Moab travel answers





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