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Los Angeles to Dallas via Grand Canyon National Park

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  Los Angeles
 Barstow
 Grand Canyon National Park
 Albuquerque
 Tucumcari
 Amarillo
 Wichita Falls
   Grand Canyon National Park 
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 Grand Canyon National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Grand Canyon National Park. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 2 hours

11:53 am  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:53 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

6:33 pm  Grand Canyon National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Grand Canyon National Park
drive for about 6 hours

4:06 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:34 pm  Tucumcari
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Tucumcari
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:45 am  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:06 pm  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:27 pm  arrive in Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 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

Grand Canyon National Park  (171 mentions)
    questions about Grand Canyon National Park:
        Best way to explore Grand Canyon & must see scenic spots?
        Nearest place to stay for visiting Grand Canyon
        Weather at the Grand Canyon in late November, is this a good time to go?
        Best place to stay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon?
        South Rim in the Winter???

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
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?

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  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (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 1,545 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 58 minutes
602 Los Angeles travel answers
12 Barstow travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
27 Amarillo travel answers
2 Wichita Falls travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers





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