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Dallas to Las Vegas drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Dallas to Las Vegas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dallas to Las Vegas. If you're planning a road trip to Las Vegas, 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

9:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:18 am  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:21 pm  Palo Duro Canyon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:37 pm  Tucumcari
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tucumcari
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:33 pm  Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:33 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:06 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 3 hours

12:05 pm  Sedona
eat at Elote Cafe
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:55 pm  Kingman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:30 pm  arrive in Las Vegas
eat at Giada
stay at Bellagio Hotel

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Dallas to Las Vegas questions

profile  Pooja from Frisco (Texas) asked:
Road trip options  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Wichita Falls  (3 answers)

Palo Duro Canyon

Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?

Albuquerque  (96 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Petrified Forest National Park:
        Accessibility

Sedona  (87 answers)
    Chapel of the Holy Cross  (4 mentions)
    Slide Rock State Park  (4 mentions)
    Oak Creek Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Bell Rock Trail  (3 mentions)
    Devils Bridge  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Sedona:
        Elote Cafe
    questions about Sedona:
        Best things to do in Sedona besides hiking?
        Nature Lover in Sedona
        Vortex Hike/ Sound healing
        Best hikes and natural swimming holes
        Going on a roadtrip to Sedona, AZ. Is taking I-10 better route?

Kingman  (13 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Las Vegas?

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 Las Vegas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Bellagio Hotel, which was mentioned 51 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

MGM Grand Las Vegas  (35 mentions)
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas  (32 mentions)
The Cosmopolitan  (27 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Las Vegas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Giada, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mon Ami Gabi  (7 mentions)
Wicked Spoon  (7 mentions)
Lotus of Siam  (5 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Las Vegas?

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:

Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
High Roller  (10 mentions)
The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
Neon Museum  (8 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Las Vegas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Best new restaurants in Vegas?  (15 answers)

profile  Kim from Canada asked:
What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas  (15 answers)

profile  Neil from Baton Rouge asked:
Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?  (13 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?  (12 answers)

profile  Maria from Dublin asked:
Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?  (12 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Las Vegas.




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 Las Vegas to Dallas 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 Dallas to Las Vegas. Or get a full Dallas to Las Vegas 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 Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,217 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 46 minutes
Las Vegas is 2 hours behind Dallas
125 Dallas travel answers
3 Wichita Falls travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
87 Sedona travel answers
13 Kingman travel answers
324 Las Vegas travel answers





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