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Los Angeles to Dallas via Las Vegas

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  Los Angeles
 Las Vegas
 Flagstaff
 Gallup
 Albuquerque
 Tucumcari
 Amarillo
 Wichita Falls
   Las Vegas 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 4 hours

12:55 pm  Las Vegas
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:55 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:45 pm  Flagstaff
stay overnight at Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:41 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:41 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:40 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 2.5 hours

10:34 am  Tucumcari
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:34 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:19 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:41 pm  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:41 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

9:01 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 3 driving ≈ 10 hours
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Los Angeles to Dallas questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Las Vegas  (305 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Giada
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    questions about Las Vegas:
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?

Flagstaff  (50 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    hotels around Flagstaff:
        Aspen Inn Bed & Breakfast
        Hotel Monte Vista
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Where to stay
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel

Gallup  (6 answers)

Albuquerque  (91 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

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

Amarillo  (27 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Wichita Falls  (2 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?  (7 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 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 Dallas to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Dallas. Or get a full Los Angeles to Dallas 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,487 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 49 minutes
602 Los Angeles travel answers
305 Las Vegas travel answers
50 Flagstaff travel answers
6 Gallup travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
27 Amarillo travel answers
2 Wichita Falls travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers





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