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Phoenix to Tucson drive

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Phoenix to Tucson road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Phoenix to Tucson. If you're planning a road trip to Tucson, 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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11:00 am  start in Phoenix
drive for about 31 minutes

11:31 am  Chandler
eat at Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:26 pm  SkyVenture Arizona
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:26 pm  Saguaro National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 25 minutes

4:51 pm  arrive in Tucson

driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Chandler  (5 answers)
    South Mountain Park  (3 mentions)
    Phoenix South Mountain Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Chandler:
        Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co
    questions about Chandler:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chandler?

SkyVenture Arizona

Saguaro National Park  (11 mentions)

What are some things to do in Tucson?

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:

El Charro Cafe  (2 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 Tucson. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA  (6 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tucson?  (2 answers)

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

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 Tucson to Phoenix drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Phoenix? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Phoenix.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Phoenix to Tucson. Or get a full Phoenix to Tucson 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 116 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 52 minutes
125 Phoenix travel answers
5 Chandler travel answers
62 Tucson travel answers


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