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Las Vegas to Nashville via St. Louis

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 2.5 hours

11:39 am  Zion National Park
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

7:08 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Arches National Park
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:25 pm  Vail
stay overnight at Vail Ski Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

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

4:53 pm  Russell
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Russell
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:28 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:42 pm  St. Louis
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 5 hours

8:35 pm  arrive in Nashville
stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Zion National Park  (83 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

Arches National Park  (43 mentions)

Vail  (53 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    hotels around Vail:
        Vail Ski Resort
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Russell

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

St. Louis  (93 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?


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 1,904 miles
driving time of 27 hours, 17 minutes
324 Las Vegas travel answers
53 Vail travel answers
1 Russell travel answer
93 St. Louis travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers





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