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San Diego to Albuquerque drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from San Diego to Albuquerque

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from San Diego to Albuquerque with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Albuquerque, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in San Diego
drive for about 2 hours

12:05 pm  Brawley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:05 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:51 pm  Gila Bend
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:58 pm  Phoenix
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 Phoenix
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:27 am  Payson (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:27 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:02 pm  Winslow
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:42 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:40 pm  Grants
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:52 pm  arrive in Albuquerque
stay at Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Diego, California.

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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Gila Bend
Phoenix  (107 answers)
    Happy Pets House and Petsitting  (1 mention)
    Furr-N-Purr Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Dog Mentors, LLC  (1 mention)
    Creature Comforts Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Cloud 9 Pet Sitting, LLC  (1 mention)
    The Dawg Walk  (1 mention)
    Cactus Critter Sitters, LLC  (1 mention)
    SNOW'S Pet Sitting Service  (1 mention)
    Pets, Plants & Polish  (1 mention)
    Love Your Pets Too  (1 mention)
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?
Payson (Arizona)  (3 answers)
    Payson Off-Leash Park at Rumsey Park  (1 mention)
Winslow  (4 answers)
    Standing On The Corner Park  (1 mention)
Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Albuquerque?

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 Albuquerque.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

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

Where's the best place to eat in Albuquerque?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Mannie's Family Restaurant.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Kelly's Brew Pub  (1 mention)
Kelly's Brewpub  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Albuquerque?

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 GoPetFriendly:

Roosevelt Dog Park  (1 mention)

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?  (4 answers)

profile  Erin from Salt Lake City asked:
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?  (2 answers)

profile  Alecia from Kailua Kona asked:
Temporary home!  (2 answers)

profile  Mary Ann from Orlando asked:
The High Road tour  (1 answer)

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

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 Albuquerque to San Diego drive with pets, 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 San Diego to Albuquerque. Or get a full San Diego to Albuquerque 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 San Diego well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Diego!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 771 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 37 minutes
Albuquerque is 1 hour ahead of San Diego
222 San Diego travel answers
107 Phoenix travel answers
3 Payson (Arizona) travel answers
4 Winslow travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
1 Grants travel answer
82 Albuquerque travel answers

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