Exciting San Diego To Grand Canyon Road Trip Itinerary 

There are a couple of options as far as the route you choose to take, and depending on which you select, there are great activities and fun experiences to enjoy along the way. 

The drive from San Diego to the Grand Canyon is approximately 500-600 miles.

Distance from San Diego to the Grand Canyon

The drive, if you were to have good traffic and minimal stops, would be roughly around 8.5-9 hours.

How Long Will It Take To Drive From San Diego To The Grand Canyon?

Because both California and Arizona have beautiful weather nearly all year round, in our opinion, there isn’t any particular time of year that would be better than any other time weather-wise.

Best Time Of Year To Drive From San Diego To The Grand Canyon

We have put together a list of some of the best nature stops and other fun activities to enjoy along the way.

Essentials Stops Along the Northern Route – San Diego to Grand Canyon

There are a number of excellent spots to stop and enjoy along the way as well as excellent choices for staying in the area.

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree National Park

This is a great city to stop and enjoy some time, the outdoors cooling off in the refreshing water.

Lake Havasu City

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