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Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Grand Canyon National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Dripping Springs
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Copperas Cove
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:38 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:16 pm  Lubbock
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Lubbock
drive for about 2 hours

11:52 am  Portales (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:58 pm  Santa Rosa (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:45 pm  Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:33 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:38 pm  Sedona
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:38 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:41 pm  arrive at Grand Canyon National Park

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park questions

profile  Amanda asked:
How long  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Copperas Cove

Abilene  (5 answers)

Lubbock  (9 answers)
    questions about Lubbock:
        Places in Lubbock to see

Portales (New Mexico)
    questions about Portales (New Mexico):
        Good Local Food

Santa Rosa (New Mexico)  (2 answers)

Albuquerque  (114 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Petrified Forest National Park:
        Accessibility

Sedona  (87 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?


What are some things to do in Grand Canyon National Park?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Grand Canyon National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Shipra from New Delhi asked:
Best way to explore Grand Canyon & must see scenic spots?  (3 answers)

profile  Marcia from asked:
Nearest place to stay for visiting Grand Canyon  (3 answers)

profile  Kasia from Stavanger asked:
Weather at the Grand Canyon in late November, is this a good time to go?  (3 answers)

profile  Molly from Minneapolis asked:
South Rim in the Winter???  (2 answers)

profile  Carla from Clifton, Kansas asked:
Hotels and restaurants for a Grand Canyon visit  (2 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 Grand Canyon National Park to Dripping Springs 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 Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park. Or get a full Dripping Springs to Grand Canyon National Park 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 Dripping Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dripping Springs!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,105 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 25 minutes
Grand Canyon National Park is 2 hours behind Dripping Springs
1 Copperas Cove travel answer
5 Abilene travel answers
9 Lubbock travel answers
1 Portales (New Mexico) travel answer
2 Santa Rosa (New Mexico) travel answers
114 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
87 Sedona travel answers
187 Grand Canyon National Park travel answers





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