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La Jolla to Dallas drive

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  La Jolla
 Picacho Peak State Park
 El Paso
 Fort Stockton
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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La Jolla to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from La Jolla to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between La Jolla and Dallas. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between La Jolla and Dallas. 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 La Jolla
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:41 pm  Picacho Peak State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Picacho Peak State Park
drive for about 4 hours

1:12 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:45 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:45 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:03 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:42 am  Midland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:03 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:45 pm  arrive in Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is La Jolla, California.

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?

Picacho Peak State Park  (2 mentions)


El Paso  (26 answers)
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        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

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

Midland  (6 answers)

Abilene  (2 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dallas, Texas.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Zaza Dallas, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 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 Dallas to La Jolla 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 La Jolla to Dallas. Or get a full La Jolla to Dallas 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 La Jolla well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about La Jolla!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,366 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 40 minutes
Dallas is 2 hours ahead of La Jolla
28 La Jolla travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
26 El Paso travel answers
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
2 Abilene travel answers
111 Dallas travel answers


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