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Laguna Beach to Mesa drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Laguna Beach to Mesa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Laguna Beach to Mesa. If you're planning a road trip to Mesa, 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

11:00 am  start in Laguna Beach
drive for about 55 minutes

11:55 am  Riverside (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

1:53 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:02 pm  Desert Center
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Desert Center
drive for about 45 minutes

10:45 am  Blythe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:08 pm  Tonopah (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

3:03 pm  Surprise (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

4:56 pm  arrive in Mesa

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Riverside (California)  (5 answers)
    The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)

Palm Springs  (55 answers)
    Palm Springs Art Museum  (4 mentions)
    Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    Trina Turk  (3 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Trio Restaurant
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Moderately priced restaurants

Desert Center

Blythe  (2 answers)

Tonopah (Arizona)

Surprise (Arizona)  (3 answers)

Where's the best place to eat in Mesa?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

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

What are some things to do in Mesa?

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:

Tempe Town Lake  (3 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!

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

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 Mesa to Laguna Beach 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 Laguna Beach to Mesa. Or get a full Laguna Beach to Mesa 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 Laguna Beach well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Laguna Beach!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 385 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 2 minutes
60 Laguna Beach travel answers
5 Riverside (California) travel answers
55 Palm Springs travel answers
1 Desert Center travel answer
2 Blythe travel answers
3 Surprise (Arizona) travel answers
10 Mesa travel answers


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