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Las Vegas to Tampa drive

driving   /   5 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Las Vegas to Tampa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Las Vegas to Tampa. If you're planning a road trip to Tampa, 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 Las Vegas
drive for about 4 hours

1:50 pm  Flagstaff
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:23 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 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 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:22 pm  Wichita Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 4

8:00 am  leave from Wichita Falls
drive for about 9 hours

5:14 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:14 pm
drive for about 4 hours

10:15 pm  Pensacola
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 13 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Pensacola
drive for about 7 hours

5:01 pm  arrive in Tampa
eat at Ulele
stay at Columbia Restaurant

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Las Vegas to Tampa questions

profile  Sharon asked:
Best driving route to take in October  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Flagstaff  (54 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Where to stay
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel

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

Wichita Falls  (3 answers)

Baton Rouge  (23 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?

Pensacola  (32 answers)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Road Work Traffic Delay?
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis


Where's the best place to stay in Tampa?

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 Tampa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Columbia Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Tampa?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ulele, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Piquant Hyde Park  (3 mentions)
Oxford Exchange  (2 mentions)
Bern's Steak House  (2 mentions)
Ava  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Tampa?

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:

Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
South Howard Ave  (3 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 Tampa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tampa?  (13 answers)

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
Best new restaurants in Tampa?  (7 answers)

profile  Jennifer from Culver City asked:
Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?  (7 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Beaches around Tampa  (5 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa  (5 answers)

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




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 Tampa 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 Tampa. Or get a full Las Vegas to Tampa 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 2,322 miles
driving time of 33 hours, 50 minutes
Tampa is 3 hours ahead of Las Vegas
324 Las Vegas travel answers
54 Flagstaff travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers
30 Amarillo travel answers
3 Wichita Falls travel answers
23 Baton Rouge travel answers
32 Pensacola travel answers
69 Tampa travel answers





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