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Surprise to Las Cruces drive

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

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Surprise to Las Cruces road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Surprise to Las Cruces. If you're planning a road trip to Las Cruces, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Surprise and Las Cruces. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Surprise and Las Cruces. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Surprise
drive for about 2 hours

12:54 pm  Picacho Peak State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:54 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

2:49 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:51 pm  Kartchner Caverns State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Kartchner Caverns State Park
drive for about 60 minutes

11:00 am  Willcox
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:27 pm  Lordsburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

3:20 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:20 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

5:17 pm  arrive in Las Cruces

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Surprise to Las Cruces questions

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Surprise, 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 State Park  (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)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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

What are some things to do in Las Cruces?

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!

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

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 Las Cruces to Surprise 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 Surprise to Las Cruces. Or get a full Surprise to Las Cruces 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 Surprise well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Surprise!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 415 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 4 minutes
Las Cruces is 1 hour ahead of Surprise
2 Surprise travel answers
47 Tucson travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
6 Las Cruces travel answers


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