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Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles drive in an RV

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  Santa Fe (New Mexico)
 Winslow (Arizona)
 Mojave National Preserve
 Joshua Tree National Park
   Los Angeles 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   RV


RV campgrounds from Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Los Angeles, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Santa Fe (New Mexico)
drive for about 1 hour

10:00 am  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:02 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:55 pm  Winslow (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:24 pm  Williams
stay overnight at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:41 am  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:26 pm  Mojave National Preserve
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:06 pm  Joshua Tree National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:49 pm  arrive in Los Angeles

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles questions

profile  Wendy asked:
Best place to stop for the night  (0 answers)

What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Albuquerque  (96 answers)
    Palisades RV Park  (1 mention)
    Balloon View RV Park  (1 mention)
    El Rancho RV and Mobile Home Park  (1 mention)
    Kirtland AFB FamCamp  (1 mention)
    Coronado Village  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Albuquerque  (1 mention)
    High Desert RV Park  (1 mention)
    American RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Flying Star Cafe
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Gallup  (6 answers)
    USA RV Park  (1 mention)
    Red Rock Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Gallup:
        SONIC Drive-In

Winslow (Arizona)  (7 answers)
    Winslow Pride RV Park and Convenience Store  (1 mention)
    Homolovi Ruins State Park  (1 mention)
    McHood Park Campground  (1 mention)

Williams  (10 answers)
    Grand Canyon Railway RV Park  (1 mention)
    Canyon Gateway RV Park  (1 mention)
    Railside RV Ranch  (1 mention)
    Canyon Motel and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Kaibab Lake Campground  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Williams Circle Pines  (1 mention)
    Dogtown Lake  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Williams  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Williams:
        Station 66 Italian Bistro
        Cruiser's Cafe
        The Route 66 Place
    hotels around Williams:
        Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
        Budget Host Inn Williams
        Mountain Side Inn
        Motel 6 Williams East - Grand Canyon
        Motel 6 Williams West - Grand Canyon
        Americas Best Value Inn of Williams
        Travelodge Hotel Grand Canyon Williams (Arizona)
    questions about Williams:
        Are there side streets going to Williams, AZ from Phoenix?

Kingman  (13 answers)
    Fort Beale RV Park  (1 mention)
    Canyon West RV Park  (1 mention)
    Sunrise RV Park  (1 mention)
    Circle S Campground  (1 mention)
    Zuni Village RV Park  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Kingman  (1 mention)
    Golden Valley RV Park  (1 mention)
    Adobe RV and Senior Mobile Homes  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Kingman:
        Black Bridge Brewery

Mojave National Preserve  (3 mentions)
    Banshee Canyon Site - Mojave National Preserve  (1 mention)
    Providence Mountains State Rec Area  (1 mention)
    Black Canyon Road - Mojave National Preserve  (1 mention)
    Hole in The Wall Campground - Mojave National Preserve  (1 mention)
    Black Canyon Road South - Mojave National Preserve  (1 mention)
    Mid Hills Campground - Mojave National Preserve  (1 mention)

Joshua Tree National Park  (24 mentions)
    Lazy H MHC and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Joshua Tree Sportsmans Club  (1 mention)
    North Joshua Tree Area  (1 mention)
    Black Rock Equestrian - Joshua Tree National Park  (1 mention)
    Black Rock - Joshua Tree National Park  (1 mention)
    Joshua Tree Lake RV Campground  (1 mention)
    Little Pioneertown RV  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Joshua Tree National Park:
        Gadi’s Restaurant & Bar
    questions about Joshua Tree National Park:
        First-timer weekend in Joshua tree with girlfriends
        Best campsites at Joshua Tree?
        Joshua Tree adventure

What are some things to do in Los Angeles?

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!

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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 Los Angeles to Santa Fe (New Mexico) drive in an RV, 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 Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles. Or get a full Santa Fe (New Mexico) to Los Angeles 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.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 850 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 44 minutes
Los Angeles is 1 hour behind Santa Fe (New Mexico)
110 Santa Fe (New Mexico) travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Gallup travel answers
7 Winslow (Arizona) travel answers
10 Williams travel answers
13 Kingman travel answers
612 Los Angeles travel answers


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