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Los Angeles to Las Vegas drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day



Los Angeles to Las Vegas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles 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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8:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 5 minutes

8:05 am  Union Station
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:05 am
drive for about 1 hour

10:13 am  Riverside (California)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:13 am
drive for about 8 minutes

11:21 am  The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

1:14 pm  Temecula
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

2:26 pm  Leoness Cellars
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:37 pm  Big Bear City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:37 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:37 pm  Barstow
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

9:57 pm  Death Valley National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:57 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:16 am (past midnight)  arrive in Las Vegas
stay at Bellagio Hotel

driving ≈ 9 hours


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Los Angeles to Las Vegas questions

 Brooks Gilbert from Phoenix asked:
Vegas to Los Angeles  (3 answers)




Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

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?

Union Station  (16 mentions)
Riverside (California)  (3 answers)
    The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)
Temecula  (7 answers)
    Leoness Cellars  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Temecula:
        Hart Winery
        MOUNT PALOMAR WINERY
Leoness Cellars
Big Bear City  (8 answers)
    Snow Summit  (3 mentions)
    Big Bear Mountain  (2 mentions)
    Big Bear Mountain Brewery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Big Bear City:
        Can I ski at Big Bear if I’m just a beginner?
Barstow  (10 answers)
    restaurants around Barstow:
        Del Taco
    questions about Barstow:
        What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?
Death Valley National Park  (2 mentions)




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)

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






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:
Best new restaurants in Vegas?  (15 answers)

 Kim Dayman from Canada asked:
What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas  (15 answers)

 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)

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






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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 270 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 54 minutes
564 Los Angeles travel answers
3 Riverside (California) travel answers
7 Temecula travel answers
8 Big Bear City travel answers
10 Barstow travel answers
260 Las Vegas travel answers





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