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Atlanta to Laguna Beach drive

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 Birmingham (Alabama)
 El Paso
driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Atlanta to Laguna Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to Laguna Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Laguna Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and Laguna Beach. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Atlanta and Laguna Beach. 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 Atlanta
drive for about 2 hours

11:09 am  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:09 pm
drive for about 7 hours

7:02 pm  Shreveport
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Shreveport
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:43 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 4 hours

12:47 pm  Snyder
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:47 pm
drive for about 6 hours

7:38 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:30 pm  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Tucson
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:31 pm  Yuma
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:20 pm  arrive in Laguna Beach
eat at Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
stay at Montage Laguna Beach

day 5 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Birmingham (Alabama)  (38 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham

Shreveport  (17 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

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
    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?

Snyder  (2 answers)
    questions about Snyder:

El Paso  (31 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX

Tucson  (55 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?

Yuma  (3 answers)
    Horseshoe Bend  (4 mentions)
    questions about Yuma:

Where's the best place to stay in Laguna Beach?

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 Laguna Beach.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Montage Laguna Beach, which was mentioned 10 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Surf and Sand Resort  (5 mentions)
La Casa Del Camino  (3 mentions)
Laguna Beach House  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Laguna Beach? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Laguna Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Las Brisas  (3 mentions)
Cafe Zoolu  (2 mentions)
The Beachcomber Cafe  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Laguna Beach?

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:

Crystal Cove State Park  (10 mentions)
Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
Balboa Island  (3 mentions)
Victoria Beach  (3 mentions)
Dana Point Harbor  (2 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 Laguna Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Alex from Santa Cruz asked:
Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach  (4 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?  (3 answers)

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

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 Laguna Beach to Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Laguna Beach. Or get a full Atlanta to Laguna Beach 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 Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,211 miles
driving time of 31 hours, 23 minutes
Laguna Beach is 3 hours behind Atlanta
133 Atlanta travel answers
38 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
17 Shreveport travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers
2 Snyder travel answers
31 El Paso travel answers
55 Tucson travel answers
3 Yuma travel answers
59 Laguna Beach travel answers


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