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Ashburn (Virginia) to San Diego drive

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  Ashburn (Virginia)
 Roanoke
 Nashville
 Memphis
 Dallas
 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
 Tucson
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Ashburn (Virginia) to San Diego road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Ashburn (Virginia) to San Diego. If you're planning a road trip to San Diego, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Ashburn (Virginia) and San Diego. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Ashburn (Virginia) and San Diego. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Ashburn (Virginia)
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:41 pm  Roanoke
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Roanoke
drive for about 7 hours

3:02 pm  Nashville
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 7:02 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

10:20 pm  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 7 hours

4:57 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 8 hours

5:59 pm  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
drive for about 7 hours

4:50 pm  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Tucson
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:28 pm  arrive in San Diego
stay at Hotel Del Coronado

day 6 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Roanoke  (20 answers)
    questions about Roanoke:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Roanoke?

Nashville  (163 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend

Memphis  (104 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids

Dallas  (120 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?

Carlsbad Caverns National Park  (21 mentions)

Tucson  (53 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?


Where's the best place to stay in San Diego?

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 San Diego.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Del Coronado, which was mentioned 28 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Glorietta Bay Inn  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in San Diego? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in San Diego?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Prado at Balboa Park, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Hash House a-Go-Go  (10 mentions)
Extraordinary Desserts  (6 mentions)
Juniper & Ivy  (5 mentions)
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery  (5 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in San Diego?

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:

Balboa Park  (40 mentions)
San Diego Zoo  (25 mentions)
Mission Beach  (25 mentions)
Old Town San Diego  (16 mentions)
Ocean Beach  (16 mentions)

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

profile  Holly from Calgary asked:
Fun for a family with small children (NOT Disneyland!)  (11 answers)

profile  Beverly from San Luis Obispo asked:
Weekend road trip from LA to San Diego  (8 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
Wondering which beach is better to stay at? Ocean Beach or Mission Beach?  (8 answers)

profile  Evandro from Sao Paulo asked:
1 week in San Diego  (8 answers)

profile  Lily from Los Angeles asked:
Restaurant & activities ideas for couples weekend getaway in San Diego  (8 answers)

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




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 San Diego to Ashburn (Virginia) 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 Ashburn (Virginia) to San Diego. Or get a full Ashburn (Virginia) to San Diego 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 Ashburn (Virginia) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Ashburn (Virginia)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,670 miles
driving time of 40 hours, 7 minutes
San Diego is 3 hours behind Ashburn (Virginia)
20 Roanoke travel answers
163 Nashville travel answers
104 Memphis travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers
53 Tucson travel answers
249 San Diego travel answers





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