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Los Angeles to Tucson drive

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  Los Angeles
 Oak Glen
 Salton Sea State Park
 Ehrenberg
 White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 Picacho Peak
   Tucson 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Tucson road trip planner

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

11:31 am  Oak Glen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:58 pm  Salton Sea State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:58 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:47 pm  Ehrenberg
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 Ehrenberg
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:23 pm  White Tank Mountain Regional Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:23 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:21 pm  Picacho Peak
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

5:16 pm  arrive in Tucson

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 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?

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

Salton Sea State Park

Ehrenberg

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Picacho Peak  (2 mentions)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Tucson, Arizona.

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


What are some things to do in Tucson?

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:

El Charro Cafe  (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 Tucson. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA  (6 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tucson?  (2 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 Tucson 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 Tucson. Or get a full Los Angeles to Tucson 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 488 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 13 minutes
573 Los Angeles travel answers
6 Oak Glen travel answers
1 Ehrenberg travel answer
47 Tucson travel answers





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