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Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo. If you're planning a road trip to Amarillo, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Petrified Forest National Park and Amarillo. 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 Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:20 am  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:20 am
drive for about 56 minutes

11:16 am  Grants
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:28 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:23 pm  Route 66
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:02 pm  Tucumcari
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:37 pm  Vega
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:37 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

12:14 am (past midnight)  arrive in Amarillo

driving ≈ 9 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Petrified Forest National Park.

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?

Gallup  (5 answers)
Albuquerque  (82 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?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Route 66  (3 mentions)
Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Amarillo, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in Amarillo?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Amarillo. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Judi from asked:
THING TO SEE  (1 answer)

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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 Amarillo to Petrified Forest National Park 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 Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo. Or get a full Petrified Forest National Park to Amarillo 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 Petrified Forest National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Petrified Forest National Park!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 511 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 52 minutes
Amarillo is 1 hour ahead of Petrified Forest National Park
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
5 Gallup travel answers
1 Grants travel answer
82 Albuquerque travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers

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