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Tucson to South Dakota drive

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 Very Large Array
 Santa Fe
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 North Platte
   South Dakota 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Tucson to South Dakota road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Tucson
drive for about 3 hours

1:06 pm  Deming
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:42 pm  Very Large Array
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Very Large Array
drive for about 3 hours

11:00 am  Santa Fe
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:53 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:53 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

9:10 pm  Brush
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Brush
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:36 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:35 pm  arrive at South Dakota

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Tucson to South Dakota.

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?


Very Large Array

Santa Fe  (87 answers)
    Santa Fe Plaza  (5 mentions)
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum  (4 mentions)
    Loretto Chapel  (4 mentions)
    Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    El Farol  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Fe:
        The Shed
        Cafe Pasqual's
        Tia Sophia's
        La Boca
        Coyote Cafe
    questions about Santa Fe:
        Hotels in Santa Fe with spa?
        Wine lover's Santa Fe?
        Top 5 things to do as a family!
        Best free things to do in Santa Fe?

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)


North Platte  (2 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is South Dakota (SD).

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

What are some things to do in South Dakota?

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 South Dakota.

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 South Dakota to Tucson 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 Tucson to South Dakota. Or get a full Tucson to South Dakota 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 1,452 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 53 minutes
South Dakota is 2 hours ahead of Tucson
47 Tucson travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
87 Santa Fe travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
11 South Dakota travel answers

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