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Albuquerque to Elk City drive in 1 day

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Albuquerque to Elk City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Albuquerque to Elk City. If you're planning a road trip to Elk City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Albuquerque
drive for about 44 minutes

8:44 am  Moriarty
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:44 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:02 am  Route 66
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:40 pm  Tucumcari
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:16 pm  Vega
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

5:52 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:52 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

7:45 pm  Route 66
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:21 pm  Erick
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:21 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

11:56 pm  arrive in Elk City

driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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?

Route 66  (3 mentions)
Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?
Amarillo  (20 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Route 66  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Elk City, Oklahoma.

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

What are some things to do in Elk City?

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!

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

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 Elk City 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 Elk City. Or get a full Albuquerque to Elk City 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 434 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 23 minutes
Elk City is 1 hour ahead of Albuquerque
77 Albuquerque travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
20 Amarillo travel answers
2 Elk City travel answers

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