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Las Vegas to Nashville via New Orleans

driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Las Vegas to Nashville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Las Vegas to Nashville. If you're planning a road trip to Nashville, 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 Las Vegas
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:15 pm  Sedona
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 5 hours

8:24 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 4 hours

3:14 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 6 hours

3:01 pm  Dallas
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 6:01 pm
drive for about 3 hours

9:02 pm  Shreveport
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Shreveport
drive for about 5 hours

3:48 pm  New Orleans
stay overnight at Hotel Monteleone
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Monteleone
drive for about 5.5 hours

3:17 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:17 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:16 pm  arrive in Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 5 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

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?

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
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Amarillo  (30 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
        Hotels

Dallas  (125 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    questions about Dallas:
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?

Shreveport  (17 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

New Orleans  (230 answers)
    Frenchmen Street  (47 mentions)
    Bourbon Street  (26 mentions)
    Jackson Square  (18 mentions)
    The Spotted Cat Music Club  (13 mentions)
    Magazine Street  (13 mentions)
    restaurants around New Orleans:
        CafĂ© du Monde
        French Quarter
        Commander's Palace Restaurant
        K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen
        Muriel's Jackson Square
    hotels around New Orleans:
        Hotel Monteleone
        The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
        The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
        Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
        The Roosevelt New Orleans
    questions about New Orleans:
        Breakfast in New Orleans?
        What is your favorite restaurant in New Orleans?
        Where can I find the best jazz bars in New Orleans?
        What are the must-try foods and restaurants in NOLA?
        When is the best time to go to New Orleans?

Birmingham (Alabama)  (43 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        where is a safe hotel to stay in birmingham, al
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham


Where's the best place to stay in Nashville?

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 Nashville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Gaylord Opryland Resort, which was mentioned 10 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Hermitage Hotel  (2 mentions)
Omni Nashville Hotel  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Nashville?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Bluebird Cafe, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Opryland Hotel  (4 mentions)
Pancake Pantry  (4 mentions)
Peg Leg Porker BBQ  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Nashville?

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:

Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
The Parthenon  (5 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 Nashville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?  (9 answers)

profile  Cheryl from Edina, Minnesota asked:
Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?  (6 answers)

profile  Mike from Bronx, New York asked:
Top of the line hotels in Nashville?  (5 answers)

profile  nicholas from Indianapolis asked:
What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend  (4 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Best Location to Stay  (4 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,254 miles
driving time of 33 hours, 1 minute
324 Las Vegas travel answers
87 Sedona travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers
30 Amarillo travel answers
125 Dallas travel answers
17 Shreveport travel answers
230 New Orleans travel answers
43 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers





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