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Thibodaux to Malibu drive

driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Thibodaux to Malibu road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Thibodaux to Malibu. If you're planning a road trip to Malibu, 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Thibodaux
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:19 pm  eat at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Houston
drive for about 4 hours

1:14 pm  Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 6 hours

8:01 pm  Balmorhea State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Balmorhea State Park
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:25 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 5 hours

3:01 pm  Sabino Canyon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:14 pm  Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 5 hours

3:07 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:46 pm  arrive in Malibu
eat at Nobu Malibu
stay at Malibu Beach Inn

day 5 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse  (5 mentions)

Fredericksburg (Texas)  (21 answers)
    questions about Fredericksburg (Texas):
        What's the best neighborhood in Fredericksburg (Texas) for a first time visitor?

Balmorhea State Park  (2 mentions)

El Paso  (43 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX

Sabino Canyon  (7 mentions)

Phoenix  (125 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    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?

Palm Springs  (55 answers)
    Palm Springs Art Museum  (4 mentions)
    Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    Trina Turk  (3 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Cheeky's
        Trio Restaurant
        Jake's
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Moderately priced restaurants


Where's the best place to stay in Malibu?

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 Malibu.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Malibu Beach Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Malibu?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Nobu Malibu, which was mentioned 15 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Paradise Cove Cafe  (13 mentions)
Malibu Seafood  (11 mentions)
Geoffrey's Malibu  (10 mentions)
Malibu Farm Cafe  (6 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Malibu?

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:

Malibu Beach  (44 mentions)
Zuma Beach  (22 mentions)
Point Dume State Beach  (14 mentions)
Malibu Country Mart  (12 mentions)
El Matador State Beach  (12 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 Malibu. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Places to eat in Malibu?  (8 answers)

profile  Andrew from Manhattan Beach asked:
Lunch recommendations near Getty Villa - Views? Kid Friendly?  (4 answers)

profile  Laura from San Francisco asked:
Wine tasting in Malibu?  (3 answers)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,896 miles
driving time of 27 hours, 37 minutes
Malibu is 2 hours behind Thibodaux
1 Thibodaux travel answer
21 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
43 El Paso travel answers
125 Phoenix travel answers
55 Palm Springs travel answers
66 Malibu travel answers





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