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Tucson to Lake Havasu City drive

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 Picacho Peak State Park
 White Tank Mountain Regional Park
 Parker (Arizona)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Tucson to Lake Havasu City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tucson to Lake Havasu City. If you're planning a road trip to Lake Havasu City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Tucson and Lake Havasu City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Tucson and Lake Havasu City. 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 Tucson
drive for about 54 minutes

11:54 am  Picacho Peak State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:24 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 44 minutes

11:44 am  White Tank Mountain Regional Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:58 pm  Parker (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:47 pm  arrive in Lake Havasu City

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Tucson, 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)

Phoenix  (115 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
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Parker (Arizona)  (2 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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

What are some things to do in Lake Havasu City?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Lake Havasu City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Paul from Oceanside asked:
Cool, off the beaten path place to stay overnight in Lake Havasu  (1 answer)

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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 Lake Havasu City to Tucson drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Tucson? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Tucson.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Tucson to Lake Havasu City. Or get a full Tucson to Lake Havasu City 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 Tucson well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Tucson!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 309 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 55 minutes
53 Tucson travel answers
115 Phoenix travel answers
2 Parker (Arizona) travel answers
7 Lake Havasu City travel answers


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