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Kansas City (Kansas) to Las Vegas drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days



Kansas City (Kansas) to Las Vegas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Kansas City (Kansas) to Las Vegas. If you're planning a road trip to Las Vegas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Kansas City (Kansas)
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:45 pm  Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:53 pm  Colby
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Colby
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:20 pm  Denver
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 4:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:30 pm  Vail
eat at Minturn Saloon
stay overnight at Vail Ski Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Vail Ski Resort
drive for about 7 hours

4:52 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 4

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

12:00 pm  Torrey
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:43 pm  Zion National Park
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 6:13 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:54 pm  arrive in Las Vegas
stay at Bellagio Hotel

day 4 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Kansas City, Missouri.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum
Colby
Denver  (150 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
        Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?
Vail  (52 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    hotels around Vail:
        Vail Ski Resort
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail
Arches National Park  (32 mentions)
Torrey  (2 answers)
Zion National Park  (71 mentions)
    questions about Zion National Park:
        When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?
        Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?
        What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?
        Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon
        Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




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)

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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!

 Stephanie Lopilato from New York City asked:
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 Neil Blaine from Baton Rouge asked:
Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?  (14 answers)

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

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

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,351 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 4 minutes
Las Vegas is 2 hours behind Kansas City (Kansas)
20 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers
150 Denver travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
2 Torrey travel answers
265 Las Vegas travel answers





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