The driving distance from Tucson, Arizona to San Diego, California is:

445 miles / 716 km

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Driving distance from Tucson, AZ to San Diego, CA

The total driving distance from Tucson, AZ to San Diego, CA is 445 miles or 716 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Tucson, Arizona. It ends in San Diego, California.

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Yuma, AZ is the halfway point between Tucson and San Diego. Historically, Yuma was the spot to cross the Colorado River for Spanish explorers and Okies fleeing the Dust Bowl. It is the meeting point of the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert. (Source:

The newly revitalized riverfront and historic downtown is worth a quick stop for lunch and a historic tour. The riverfront park is an 110-acre park. There are picnic tables, restrooms, a fishing pond, hummingbird garden, burrowing owl habitat, walking trail and equestrian trail.

Two historic sites to visit: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and Sanguinetti House Museum and Garden.

The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park housed its first 7 prisoners in 1876 and today visitors can visit cell blocks, strap iron cells to guard towers. There are photographs and colorful artifacts of its past.

The Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden was the home of E.F. Sanguinetti, also known as the Merchant Prince of Yuma. This adobe home was built in the 1870s and today it is an Arizona Historical Society museum. The museum offers historic and ghost tours, tea parties in Sanguinettiā€™s Secret Gardens and a tour of the Sanguinetti House Museum.

Tucson, Arizona

City: Tucson
State: Arizona
Country: United States
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San Diego, California

City: San Diego
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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