How far is Arizona from California driving?

My partner recently moved to Arizona and I want to drive there to surprise her. How far is it if I’m going from California?

Tiffany Leung · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Have a safe and fun trip—we hope your partner will be surprised! The distance between California and Arizona is around 635 miles and will take about 10 hours and 35 minutes to drive non-stop.
Since it’s a long drive, we suggest taking breaks to stretch and use the washroom. You can also freshen up when you start losing focus on the road. If you don’t need to arrive in one day, spreading the trip over two days may be less tiring.
Before leaving for Arizona, check that your car is working properly. Pay particular attention to your:
  • Tires—tread and pressure
  • Lights—no burnt-out bulbs
  • Brakes—responsive and brake pads aren’t worn out
  • Wipers—not worn out
  • A/C—cooling and heating working
  • Fluid and gas levels—topped up
If anything is out of order, delay your trip and have your car tuned up before heading out. This ensures that your car is road safe and you can get to your destination without any trouble.
It is also important to check that your insurance coverage will cover any incidents that could happen during this trip, like a flat tire. You can get additional coverage on your
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