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Los Angeles to Dallas via Amarillo

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  Los Angeles
 Barstow
 Kingman
 Sedona
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Albuquerque
 Amarillo
 Wichita Falls
   Amarillo 
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles and Amarillo. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Amarillo. 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 2 hours

12:53 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:53 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:48 pm  Kingman
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Kingman
drive for about 3 hours

12:48 pm  Sedona
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:25 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:46 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:22 pm  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:22 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:43 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 4 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Los Angeles to Dallas questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Barstow  (12 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?
        Where to sleep RV trailer

Kingman  (11 answers)

Sedona  (78 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)

Albuquerque  (91 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?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Amarillo  (27 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Wichita Falls  (2 answers)


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)

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




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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?  (7 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)

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




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 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 Dallas. Or get a full Los Angeles 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 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 1,437 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 8 minutes
602 Los Angeles travel answers
12 Barstow travel answers
11 Kingman travel answers
78 Sedona travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
27 Amarillo travel answers
2 Wichita Falls travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers





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