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Encinitas to Albuquerque drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Encinitas to Albuquerque road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Encinitas to Albuquerque. If you're planning a road trip to Albuquerque, 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 Encinitas
drive for about 2 hours

12:06 pm  Imperial (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:45 pm  Gila Bend (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:53 pm  Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:27 am  Payson (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:27 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:02 pm  Winslow (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:42 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:02 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:02 pm  arrive in Albuquerque
stay at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Encinitas to Albuquerque questions

profile  Nancy asked:
How to make the drive alone with a dog  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Imperial (California)

Gila Bend (Arizona)

Phoenix  (164 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Best hiking around Phoenix?

Payson (Arizona)  (5 answers)

Winslow (Arizona)  (7 answers)

Petrified Forest National Park  (10 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Petrified Forest National Park:

Gallup  (8 answers)

Where's the best place to stay in Albuquerque?

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 Albuquerque.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Albuquerque?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Frontier Restaurant, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Standard Diner  (2 mentions)
Frontier Restaurant  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Albuquerque?

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:

Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
Explora!  (2 mentions)
Nob Hill  (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 Albuquerque. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?  (9 answers)

profile  Erin from Salt Lake City asked:
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?  (2 answers)

profile  Alecia from Kailua Kona asked:
Temporary home!  (2 answers)

profile  Mary Ann from Orlando asked:
Where to stay  (1 answer)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 835 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 14 minutes
Albuquerque is 1 hour ahead of Encinitas
29 Encinitas travel answers
164 Phoenix travel answers
5 Payson (Arizona) travel answers
7 Winslow (Arizona) travel answers
10 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
8 Gallup travel answers
117 Albuquerque travel answers


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