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San Francisco to Utah drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Francisco to Utah road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Francisco to Utah. If you're planning a road trip to Utah, 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 3 hours

7:17 pm  Battle Mountain
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Battle Mountain
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Elko
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

1:55 pm  Wendover
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:40 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:56 pm  arrive at Utah

day 2 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?

Battle Mountain

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?


What are some things to do in Utah?

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

profile  Lise from Huntsville asked:
New adventure  (3 answers)

profile  Nick from New Jersey asked:
Mighty 5 - Best way to travel Utah's National Parks?  (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 Utah 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 Utah. Or get a full San Francisco to Utah 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 798 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 48 minutes
Utah is 1 hour ahead of San Francisco
630 San Francisco travel answers
58 Sacramento travel answers
38 Reno travel answers
8 Elko travel answers
1 Wendover travel answer
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
44 Utah travel answers





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