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Tacoma to Phoenix drive

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  Tacoma
 Ellensburg
 Umatilla
 Boise
 Jackpot
 Ely (Nevada)
 Las Vegas
 Kingman
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Tacoma to Phoenix road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Tacoma
drive for about 2 hours

11:01 am  Ellensburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:21 pm  Umatilla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:34 pm  Boise
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Boise
drive for about 3 hours

12:52 pm  Jackpot
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:02 pm  Ely (Nevada)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Ely (Nevada)
drive for about 4 hours

11:54 am  Las Vegas
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:38 pm  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:38 pm
drive for about 3 hours

9:38 pm  arrive in Phoenix
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Ellensburg  (2 answers)

Umatilla

Boise  (35 answers)
    Idaho State Capitol Building  (2 mentions)
    questions about Boise:
        Best free things to do in Boise?
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?

Jackpot  (2 answers)

Ely (Nevada)  (2 answers)

Las Vegas  (320 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Giada
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?

Kingman  (12 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

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 Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (18 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

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




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 Phoenix to Tacoma 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 Tacoma to Phoenix. Or get a full Tacoma to Phoenix 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 Tacoma well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Tacoma!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,434 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 51 minutes
Phoenix is the same time as Tacoma
15 Tacoma travel answers
2 Ellensburg travel answers
1 Umatilla travel answer
35 Boise travel answers
2 Jackpot travel answers
2 Ely (Nevada) travel answers
320 Las Vegas travel answers
12 Kingman travel answers
123 Phoenix travel answers





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