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Los Angeles to San Antonio drive

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  Los Angeles
 Palm Springs
 Phoenix
 Kartchner Caverns State Park
 El Paso
 Van Horn
 Fort Stockton
 Caverns of Sonora
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to San Antonio road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to San Antonio. If you're planning a road trip to San Antonio, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and San Antonio. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and San Antonio. 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 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 3 hours

12:04 pm  Kartchner Caverns State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:31 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:15 pm  Van Horn
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Van Horn
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:42 am  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:20 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:20 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:33 pm  arrive in San Antonio
eat at Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
stay at Hilton Palacio del Rio

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 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?

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:
        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
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        Moderately priced restaurants
        Bachelorette Party Ideas - Spa, Restaurant, Night Out

Phoenix  (115 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?

Kartchner Caverns State Park  (5 mentions)

El Paso  (31 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX

Van Horn  (2 answers)

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Antonio, Texas.

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


Where's the best place to stay in San Antonio?

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 San Antonio.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Palacio del Rio, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Embassy Suites  (3 mentions)
Mokara Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in San Antonio?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Acenar  (4 mentions)
Bliss  (3 mentions)
Luke  (3 mentions)
The Guenther House  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in San Antonio?

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:

Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
The Alamo  (8 mentions)
The Alamo  (5 mentions)
Pearl Brewery  (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 San Antonio. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?  (11 answers)

profile  Pattie from Boise asked:
Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?  (10 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in San Antonio?  (5 answers)

profile  Molly from asked:
What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?  (4 answers)

profile  Patrick from Shreveport asked:
Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?  (4 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio. Or get a full Los Angeles to San Antonio 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 1,353 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 14 minutes
San Antonio is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles
598 Los Angeles travel answers
49 Palm Springs travel answers
115 Phoenix travel answers
31 El Paso travel answers
2 Van Horn travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
74 San Antonio travel answers





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