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Phoenix to El Paso drive in 1 day

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 Picacho Peak
 Kartchner Caverns State Park
 Road Forks
 Las Cruces
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   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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8:00 am  start in Phoenix
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:29 am  Picacho Peak
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:29 am
drive for about 55 minutes

11:24 am  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:26 pm  Kartchner Caverns State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

3:26 pm  Willcox
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:41 pm  Road Forks
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:12 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:12 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

10:08 pm  Las Cruces
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:08 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

11:58 pm  arrive in El Paso

driving ≈ 9 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?

Picacho Peak  (2 mentions)

Tucson  (47 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)


Road Forks


Las Cruces  (5 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is El Paso, Texas.

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

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)

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

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
107 Phoenix travel answers
47 Tucson travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
5 Las Cruces travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers

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