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Los Angeles to Charleston drive

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  Los Angeles
 Kingman
 Albuquerque
 Amarillo
 Oklahoma City
 Ozark
 Memphis
 Atlanta
   Charleston 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Charleston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Charleston. If you're planning a road trip to Charleston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Charleston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Charleston. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 5 hours

3:49 pm  Kingman
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Kingman
drive for about 6.5 hours

3:38 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 5:38 pm
drive for about 4 hours

9:51 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 11 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 4 hours

1:47 pm  Oklahoma City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:10 pm  Ozark
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Ozark
drive for about 4 hours

2:49 pm  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:37 pm  Atlanta
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 5:07 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

9:41 pm  arrive in Charleston
stay at Vendue Inn

day 5 driving ≈ 10 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, 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?

Kingman  (10 answers)

Albuquerque  (82 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
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour

Amarillo  (23 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Oklahoma City  (25 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?

Ozark  (3 answers)

Memphis  (96 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids

Atlanta  (109 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Charleston, South Carolina.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Charleston?

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 Charleston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Vendue Inn, which was mentioned 8 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Charleston Place Hotel  (7 mentions)
The Mills House Hotel  (4 mentions)
Francis Marion Hotel  (4 mentions)
Market Pavilion Hotel  (4 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Charleston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Husk, which was mentioned 17 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Hominy Grill  (11 mentions)
FIG  (7 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Charleston?

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:

King Street  (8 mentions)
Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
The Battery  (6 mentions)
Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
Waterfront Park  (5 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 Charleston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Christa from Chicago asked:
Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?  (12 answers)

profile  Cindy from asked:
Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC  (7 answers)

profile  Rod from Sebastopol asked:
Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...  (6 answers)

profile  Liz from Denver asked:
Afternoon in Charleston  (5 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon  (5 answers)

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




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 Charleston to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Charleston. Or get a full Los Angeles to Charleston 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,474 miles
driving time of 36 hours, 13 minutes
Charleston is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles
573 Los Angeles travel answers
10 Kingman travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
3 Ozark travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
109 Atlanta travel answers
117 Charleston travel answers





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