Route 66

Day 12: Sedona AZ to Kingman AZ

Route 66: Day 12 Sedona AZ to Kingman AZ

Postcard from Kingman, Arizona.

228 miles later I got to the last stop in Arizona. Quite a demanding ride through the desert during the most torrid day so far, with temperatures well over 110F / 43C. Side window open, I refuse to use air-con.

The landscape got more and more harsh and solitary but some new vintage signs and a few unexpected stops in old-time retro diners along the route gave meaning to today’s 7h sauna.

Things I can thick off my to-do list in life:

  • Look at my coffee in the cup holder 16 miles after leaving the motel to realize I have left my luggage in the lobby, next to the coffee machine
  • Have the best hotdog ever + milkshake + root beer in a 60y old diner, in the desert 

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman


Driving from Sedona to Kingman Cheat Sheet

Accommodation in Kingman, AZ

Where to eat and what to see between Sedona, AZ to Kingman, AZ

  • Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In, 301 AZ-66, Seligman, AZ 86337
  • Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner, 105 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401


Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Motel sign
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Motel sign

Driving from Sedona to Kingman FAQ

How many miles are from Sedona to Kingman?

Even though there are 173 miles from Sedona to Kingman (189 if you are trying to stay on the historic Route 66), I ended up driving 228 miles.

How long does it take to drive from Sedona to Kingman?

You can drive from Sedona to Kingman in about 3 hours. Took me way longer due to a little early incident with my luggage and cause I’ve stopped in multiple places.

What’s the best thing about driving from Sedona to Kingman?

The best thing about driving from Sedona to Kingman is that you are driving through the desert and all its incredible landscapes.

What are the major attractions along the way in a road trip from Sedona to Kingman?

The city of Seligman, half way between Sedona and Kingman is worth a stop both for lunch (in an incredible diner in the middle of nowhere) and to do some sightseeing in the pretty cool building along the main road.

What type of car is best to drive from Sedona to Kingman?

An SUV midsize probably is the best choice. The temperatures might be pretty high and especially leaving Sedona, the road has lots on in and out turns. That said this route can be done with any car.

Can you drive an electric car from Sedona to Kingman?

Yes you can. You just need a little bit of additional planning to find an EV charger. Before leaving for Kingman, make sure your EV is enough charged. There are 92 public EV charging stations ports in Sedona.
Here some EV charging station available in Sedona:
– Tesla Destination Charger, 100 Amara Ln #101, Sedona, AZ 86336 Phone: (928)2824828
– Electrify America Charging Station, 505 Posse Ground Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336.
– ChargePoint Charging Station, 401 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336. Phone: (888)7584389


Route 66 pictures: photos taken from Sedona to Kingman

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Old gas station pumps and cars
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Old gas station pumps and cars

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Seligman

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Desert
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Back to the desert

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. A cool motel sign
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. A cool motel sign

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Long empty roads
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Long empty roads

Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner in Kingman
Route 66: Sedona to Kingman. Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner in Kingman

<< Day 11: Chambers to Sedona

Day 13: Kingman to Barstow >>



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *