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Baton Rouge to San Diego drive

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  Baton Rouge
 Houston
 San Antonio
 Fort Stockton
 El Paso
 Tucson
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Baton Rouge to San Diego road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge and San Diego. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:22 pm  Houston
stay overnight at Hotel ZaZa
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hotel ZaZa
drive for about 3 hours

1:09 pm  San Antonio
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:58 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:18 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:48 pm  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Tucson
drive for about 7 hours

5:05 pm  arrive in San Diego
eat at The Prado at Balboa Park
stay at Hotel Del Coronado

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Tourist spots on route  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Houston  (106 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        MD Anderson patient
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        Best free things to do in Houston?

San Antonio  (74 answers)
    Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
    The San Antonio River Walk  (9 mentions)
    The Alamo  (8 mentions)
    The Alamo  (5 mentions)
    Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around San Antonio:
        Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
        Acenar
        Bliss
        Luke
        The Guenther House
    questions about San Antonio:
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?
        Best free things to do in San Antonio?
        Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?
        Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?
        What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)

El Paso  (34 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?


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  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)

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)

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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 San Diego to Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge to San Diego. Or get a full Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Baton Rouge!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,738 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 45 minutes
San Diego is 2 hours behind Baton Rouge
21 Baton Rouge travel answers
106 Houston travel answers
74 San Antonio travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
34 El Paso travel answers
55 Tucson travel answers
249 San Diego travel answers





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