Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Jose to Reno. If you're planning a road trip to Reno, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Jose and Reno. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Jose and Reno. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am start in San Jose
drive for about 58 minutes
9:58 am Berkeley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:58 am
drive for about 42 minutes
11:40 am Jelly Belly Factory
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 59 minutes
1:39 pm Sacramento
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 1 hour
3:51 pm Nevada City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 53 minutes
5:44 pm Boreal Mountain Resort
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:44 pm
drive for about 48 minutes
driving ≈ 5.5 hours
Your starting point is San Jose, California.
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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.
Berkeley (35 answers)
Alcatraz (85 mentions)
Fisherman's Wharf (82 mentions)
San Francisco Chinatown (62 mentions)
Ferry Building (55 mentions)
Pier 39 (30 mentions)
restaurants around Berkeley:
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
R & G Lounge
hotels around Berkeley:
Omni Hotel San Francisco
Le Méridien San Francisco
questions about Berkeley:
Five February days in Berkeley, what is there to do?
Nicer restaurants around UC Berkeley
What is your favorite restaurant in Berkeley?
Jelly Belly Factory (3 mentions)
Sacramento (40 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
questions about Sacramento:
Things to do and see in Sacramento
Hidden gems in Sacramento?
Me want food in Sacramento!
Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento
What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?
Nevada City (3 answers)
Boreal Mountain Resort (2 mentions)
Your final destination is Reno, Nevada.
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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 Reno.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
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