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Los Angeles to Dallas via White Sands

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  Los Angeles
 Palm Springs
 Phoenix
 Tucson
 White Sands
 Midland
 Abilene
   White Sands 
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 White Sands. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and White Sands. 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 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 5 hours

5:42 pm  Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 2 hours

12:46 pm  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 2 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Tucson
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:20 pm  White Sands
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:20 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:50 pm  Midland
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Midland
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:21 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:03 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Los Angeles to Dallas questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Palm Springs  (49 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:
        Cheeky's
        Trio Restaurant
        Jake's
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        Moderately priced restaurants

Phoenix  (121 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Tucson  (53 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

White Sands  (5 answers)
    questions about White Sands:
        La Quinta inn or dog friendly motels in White sands?

Midland  (6 answers)

Abilene  (4 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)

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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  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)

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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 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 1,498 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 4 minutes
602 Los Angeles travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers
121 Phoenix travel answers
53 Tucson travel answers
5 White Sands travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
4 Abilene travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers





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