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Durango to Phoenix drive

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  Durango
 Mesa Verde National Park
 Four Corners Monument
 Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
 Tuba City
 Flagstaff
 Cave Creek
   Phoenix 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Durango to Phoenix road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Durango to Phoenix. If you're planning a road trip to Phoenix, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Durango and Phoenix. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Durango and Phoenix. 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 Durango
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:20 am  Mesa Verde National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:20 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

1:12 pm  Four Corners Monument
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:36 pm  Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:36 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:26 pm  Tuba City
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tuba City
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:27 am  Flagstaff
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:38 pm  Cave Creek
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

4:18 pm  arrive in Phoenix
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Durango to Phoenix questions

profile  Linda from Glendale asked:
Road trip  (1 answer)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Durango, Colorado.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Mesa Verde National Park  (20 mentions)
    questions about Mesa Verde National Park:
        where to fly into

Four Corners Monument  (6 mentions)

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park  (2 mentions)

Tuba City

Flagstaff  (50 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Where to stay
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel

Cave Creek  (3 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Phoenix, Arizona.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

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 Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

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




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 Trippy:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (11 answers)

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

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

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




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 Durango 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 Durango to Phoenix. Or get a full Durango 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 Durango well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Durango!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 455 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 11 minutes
Phoenix is 1 hour behind Durango
34 Durango travel answers
1 Tuba City travel answer
50 Flagstaff travel answers
3 Cave Creek travel answers
115 Phoenix travel answers





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