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Albuquerque to Arizona drive

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 Laguna (New Mexico)
 Grants (New Mexico)
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Horton Creek Trail
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Albuquerque to Arizona road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Albuquerque to Arizona. If you're planning a road trip to Arizona, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Albuquerque and Arizona. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Albuquerque and Arizona. 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 Albuquerque
drive for about 48 minutes

10:48 am  Laguna (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 34 minutes

12:21 pm  Grants (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

2:19 pm  Crownpoint
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

4:16 pm  Gallup
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Gallup
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:26 pm  Heber
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:09 pm  Horton Creek Trail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

5:43 pm  arrive at Arizona

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Laguna (New Mexico)

Grants (New Mexico)


Gallup  (6 answers)

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)


Horton Creek Trail  (2 mentions)

What are some things to do in Arizona?

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

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Family Trip to Arizona: Grand Canyon and What Else?  (4 answers)

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Looking for resort for 50th birthday  (2 answers)

profile  Michael from Tempe asked:
Is it possible to hike Havasupai Falls without having to camp overnight?  (1 answer)

profile  Carol from asked:
Best place to stay  (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 Arizona to Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque to Arizona. Or get a full Albuquerque to Arizona 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 Albuquerque well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Albuquerque!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 380 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 34 minutes
94 Albuquerque travel answers
1 Grants (New Mexico) travel answer
1 Crownpoint travel answer
6 Gallup travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
49 Arizona travel answers


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