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Big Sur to Henderson drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Big Sur to Henderson road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Big Sur to Henderson. If you're planning a road trip to Henderson, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Big Sur
drive for about 1 hour

11:14 am  Hearst Castle
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:19 pm  Bakersfield
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bakersfield
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Mojave
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:27 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:47 pm  Worlds tallest thermometer!
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:47 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:50 pm  Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:50 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

7:44 pm  arrive in Henderson
eat at Mon Ami Gabi
stay at MGM Grand Las Vegas

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Hearst Castle  (101 mentions)

Bakersfield  (19 answers)
    questions about Bakersfield:
        Best free things to do in Bakersfield?

Mojave  (2 answers)

Barstow  (13 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?
        Where to sleep RV trailer

Worlds tallest thermometer!

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas  (3 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Henderson?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Henderson.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out MGM Grand Las Vegas, which was mentioned 35 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Cosmopolitan  (27 mentions)
Luxor Hotel and Casino  (18 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Henderson? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Henderson?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mon Ami Gabi, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

M&m's World  (3 mentions)
Estiatorio Milos  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Henderson? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Henderson?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Paris Hotel And Casino  (6 mentions)
Marquee Nightclub  (5 mentions)
Lake Mead  (4 mentions)
Ellis Island Casino  (4 mentions)
The Strip  (4 mentions)

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 Henderson.




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 Henderson to Big Sur 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 Big Sur to Henderson. Or get a full Big Sur to Henderson 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 Big Sur well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Big Sur!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 495 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 2 minutes
203 Big Sur travel answers
19 Bakersfield travel answers
2 Mojave travel answers
13 Barstow travel answers
3 Henderson travel answers





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