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Albuquerque to Phoenix drive in an RV

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 Seama (New Mexico)
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Payson (Arizona)
 McDowell Mountain Regional Park
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from Albuquerque to Phoenix

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Albuquerque to Phoenix in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Phoenix, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Albuquerque
drive for about 54 minutes

11:54 am  Seama (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:09 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:45 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 2 hours

11:50 am  Heber
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:44 pm  Payson (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:51 pm  McDowell Mountain Regional Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

5:26 pm  arrive in Phoenix

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Seama (New Mexico)
    Dancing Eagle Casino and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Sky City RV Park and Casino  (1 mention)
    Acomita Lake Campground Acoma Pueblo  (1 mention)

Gallup  (6 answers)
    USA RV Park  (1 mention)
    Red Rock Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Gallup:
        SONIC Drive-In

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)

    Heber RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Overgaard RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Elk Pines RV Resort  (1 mention)

Payson (Arizona)  (3 answers)
    Mazatzal Casino  (1 mention)
    Payson Campground RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Houston Mesa Campground  (1 mention)
    Oxbow Estates RV Park  (1 mention)
    Lamplighter RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Flowing Spring Campground  (1 mention)

McDowell Mountain Regional Park  (3 mentions)
    McDowell Mountain Regional Park  (1 mention)
    Eagle View RV Resort At Fort Mcdowell  (1 mention)
    WestWorld of Scottsdale  (1 mention)

What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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 AllStays:

Covered Wagon RV Park  (1 mention)
Royal Palms  (1 mention)

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (18 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

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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 Phoenix to Albuquerque drive in an RV, 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 Phoenix. Or get a full Albuquerque to Phoenix 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 418 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 32 minutes
Phoenix is 1 hour behind Albuquerque
96 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Gallup travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
3 Payson (Arizona) travel answers
125 Phoenix travel answers


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