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Phoenix to Atlanta drive

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  Phoenix
 El Paso
 Pecos
 Dallas
 Shreveport
 Jackson (Mississippi)
 Birmingham (Alabama)
   Atlanta 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Phoenix to Atlanta road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Phoenix
drive for about 6 hours

4:03 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 3 hours

11:55 am  Pecos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

7:30 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 3 hours

1:01 pm  Shreveport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:51 pm  Jackson (Mississippi)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Jackson (Mississippi)
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:38 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:49 pm  arrive in Atlanta
stay at W Atlanta - Midtown

day 4 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Phoenix, Arizona.

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?

El Paso  (26 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

Pecos  (3 answers)

Dallas  (106 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?

Shreveport  (16 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

Jackson (Mississippi)  (9 answers)
    questions about Jackson (Mississippi):
        What's going down in Jackson, MS for New Years Eve?

Birmingham (Alabama)  (31 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Atlanta, Georgia.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Atlanta?

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 Atlanta.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Atlanta - Midtown, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Artmore Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Highland Inn  (3 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Atlanta?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Varsity, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mary Mac's Tea Room  (12 mentions)
Antico Pizza Napoletana  (11 mentions)
Empire State South  (11 mentions)
JCT Kitchen & Bar  (10 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Atlanta?

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:

Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
High Museum of Art  (11 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 Atlanta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?  (14 answers)

profile  Tristan from Florida asked:
Great, reasonable places to eat.  (13 answers)

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?  (13 answers)

profile  Sarah from Seattle asked:
Authentic Southern Food!  (12 answers)

profile  Brooke from Nashville asked:
Best family activities in Atlanta?  (10 answers)

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




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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta. Or get a full Phoenix to Atlanta 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 1,846 miles
driving time of 26 hours, 20 minutes
Atlanta is 3 hours ahead of Phoenix
107 Phoenix travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers
3 Pecos travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers
16 Shreveport travel answers
9 Jackson (Mississippi) travel answers
31 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
109 Atlanta travel answers





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