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Los Angeles to Phoenix drive in 1 day

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  Los Angeles
 Mt Baldy
 Oak Glen
 Palm Springs
 Salton Sea State Park
 Ehrenberg
 Maricopa County
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Phoenix road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Phoenix. If you're planning a road trip to Phoenix, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Phoenix. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Phoenix. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 55 minutes

8:55 am  Mt Baldy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:55 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:05 am  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:05 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

12:52 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

2:45 pm  Salton Sea State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:45 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:35 pm  Ehrenberg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

9:08 pm  Maricopa County
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:08 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

10:44 pm  arrive in Phoenix
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

driving ≈ 8.5 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?

Mt Baldy  (5 answers)
    Bridge to Nowhere  (2 mentions)
    questions about Mt Baldy:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mt Baldy?

Oak Glen  (6 answers)
    Riley's Farm  (2 mentions)

Palm Springs  (47 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
        Jake's
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    hotels around Palm Springs:
        Cheeky's
        The Parker, Palm Springs
        The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
        Viceroy Palm Springs
        Ace Hotel
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        Moderately priced restaurants
        Bachelorette Party Ideas - Spa, Restaurant, Night Out

Salton Sea State Park

Ehrenberg

Maricopa County


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Phoenix, Arizona.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

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 Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (2 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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (10 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

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




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 Phoenix to Los Angeles drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Los Angeles? Try searching for places within 5.5 hours of Los Angeles.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Or get a full Los Angeles to Phoenix 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 373 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 32 minutes
573 Los Angeles travel answers
5 Mt Baldy travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
47 Palm Springs travel answers
1 Ehrenberg travel answer
107 Phoenix travel answers





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