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Seattle to Sacramento drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets


Seattle to Sacramento road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle to Sacramento. If you're planning a road trip to Sacramento, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Seattle and Sacramento. 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 Seattle
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:43 am  Portland
eat at Voodoo Doughnuts
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:39 pm  Eugene
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:39 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:05 pm  Wildlife Safari
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Wildlife Safari
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:37 am  Ashland (Oregon)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:37 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:02 pm  Mount Shasta
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:06 pm  Redding
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:26 pm  Chico
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:00 pm  arrive in Sacramento

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Seattle, Washington.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

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.



Where should I stop along the way?

Portland  (219 answers)
    International Rose Test Garden  (20 mentions)
    Powell's City of Books  (17 mentions)
    Japanese Gardens  (15 mentions)
    Portland Saturday Market  (13 mentions)
    Timberline Lodge  (12 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland:
        Voodoo Doughnuts
        Tasty N Sons
        Lardo
        Potato Champion
        Pok Pok Restaurant
    questions about Portland:
        Mid July: 1 week with wife and kid - what should we prioritize?
        Best coffee shops in Portland
        Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?
        Artsy area with fun little shops
        Portland in mid-March
Eugene  (11 answers)
    questions about Eugene:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eugene?
Wildlife Safari  (3 mentions)
Ashland (Oregon)  (14 answers)
    Ashland  (15 mentions)
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival  (3 mentions)
    Lithia Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Ashland (Oregon):
        Spas in the Ashland area?
        Best free things to do in Ashland (Oregon)?
        What's the best neighborhood in Ashland (Oregon) for a first time visitor?
Mount Shasta  (7 answers)
Redding  (6 answers)
    restaurants around Redding:
        Wilda's Grill
        Market Street Steakhouse
    questions about Redding:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Redding?
        Best free things to do in Redding?
Chico  (6 answers)
    questions about Chico:
        Best free things to do in Chico?
        What's the best neighborhood in Chico for a first time visitor?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Sacramento, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to eat in Sacramento?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ella Dining Room & Bar, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Rick's Dessert Diner  (2 mentions)
Delta King Hotel  (2 mentions)
The Rind  (2 mentions)
Mulvaney's B&L  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Sacramento? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Sacramento?

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:

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

profile  Peter from Munich asked:
Things to do and see in Sacramento  (6 answers)

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Hidden gems in Sacramento?  (6 answers)

profile  Evan from Virginia asked:
Me want food in Sacramento!  (5 answers)

profile  Tracy from Hawaii Kai, Hawaii asked:
Places to see in Gold Rush Country enroute from Sacramento  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Sacramento?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Sacramento.





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 Sacramento to Seattle 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 Seattle to Sacramento. Or get a full Seattle to Sacramento 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 Seattle well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Seattle!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 753 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 15 minutes
Sacramento is the same time as Seattle
245 Seattle travel answers
219 Portland travel answers
11 Eugene travel answers
14 Ashland (Oregon) travel answers
7 Mount Shasta travel answers
6 Redding travel answers
6 Chico travel answers
39 Sacramento travel answers





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