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Phoenix to Arkansas drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Phoenix to Arkansas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to Arkansas. If you're planning a road trip to Arkansas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Phoenix
drive for about 4 hours

2:05 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:03 pm  Grants (New Mexico)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Grants (New Mexico)
drive for about 4 hours

1:52 pm  Tucumcari
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:37 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:56 pm  Elk City
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Elk City
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:08 pm  Ozark
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:32 pm  arrive at Arkansas

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Petrified Forest National Park:

Grants (New Mexico)

Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?

Amarillo  (30 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Elk City  (2 answers)

Oklahoma City  (39 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?

Ozark  (3 answers)

What are some things to do in Arkansas?

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

profile  Audrey from asked:
Interesting places near I-40  (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 Arkansas to Phoenix 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 Phoenix to Arkansas. Or get a full Phoenix to Arkansas 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 Phoenix well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Phoenix!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,278 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 16 minutes
Arkansas is 2 hours ahead of Phoenix
125 Phoenix travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
1 Grants (New Mexico) travel answer
4 Tucumcari travel answers
30 Amarillo travel answers
2 Elk City travel answers
39 Oklahoma City travel answers
3 Ozark travel answers
13 Arkansas travel answers


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