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Phoenix to El Paso drive

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 Picacho Peak State Park
 Kartchner Caverns State Park
 Las Cruces
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Phoenix to El Paso road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to El Paso. If you're planning a road trip to El Paso, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Phoenix and El Paso. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Phoenix and El Paso. 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 1.5 hours

11:29 am  Picacho Peak State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:29 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:24 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:27 pm  Kartchner Caverns State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

5:26 pm  Willcox
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Willcox
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:28 am  Lordsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:28 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

1:21 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

3:17 pm  Las Cruces
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:17 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

5:07 pm  arrive in El Paso

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Picacho Peak State Park  (2 mentions)

Tucson  (55 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

Kartchner Caverns State Park  (5 mentions)




Las Cruces  (8 answers)

What are some things to do in El Paso?

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in El Paso?  (3 answers)

profile  Steve from Speedway, Indiana asked:
Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?  (1 answer)

profile  Deb from asked:
El Paso, TX  (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 El Paso 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 El Paso. Or get a full Phoenix to El Paso 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 430 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 13 minutes
El Paso is 1 hour ahead of Phoenix
121 Phoenix travel answers
55 Tucson travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
8 Las Cruces travel answers
34 El Paso travel answers


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