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Los Angeles to Miami drive

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  Los Angeles
 Phoenix
 El Paso
 San Antonio
 Biloxi
 Orlando
   Miami 
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to Miami road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Miami. If you're planning a road trip to Miami, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and Miami. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and Miami. 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 Los Angeles
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:22 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 6 hours

4:03 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:32 pm  San Antonio
eat at Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
stay overnight at Hilton Palacio del Rio
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Hilton Palacio del Rio
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:38 pm  Biloxi
stay overnight at Beau Rivage
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Beau Rivage
drive for about 8.5 hours

6:27 pm  Orlando
eat at Cafe Tu Tu Tango
stay overnight at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:22 pm  arrive in Miami
stay at Fontainebleau Resort

day 6 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Los Angeles to Miami questions

profile  Jorge Alexeis from Los Angeles asked:
Are there travel restrictions as of May 7th to travel from state to state  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Phoenix  (125 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

El Paso  (38 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?
        El Paso, TX

San Antonio  (91 answers)
    Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
    The San Antonio River Walk  (9 mentions)
    The Alamo  (8 mentions)
    The Alamo  (5 mentions)
    Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around San Antonio:
        Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
        Acenar
        Bliss
        Luke
        The Guenther House
    hotels around San Antonio:
        Hilton Palacio del Rio
        Embassy Suites
        Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
        Mokara Hotel & Spa
        San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
    questions about San Antonio:
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?
        Best free things to do in San Antonio?
        Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?
        Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?
        What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?

Biloxi  (30 answers)
    hotels around Biloxi:
        Beau Rivage
    questions about Biloxi:
        Hotel for Biloxi MS

Orlando  (159 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        SeaWorld
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    hotels around Orlando:
        Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
        Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        5 days in orlando not Disney
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando


Where's the best place to stay in Miami?

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 Miami.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fontainebleau Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Freehand Miami  (3 mentions)
Delano Hotel  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Miami?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Versailles, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Joe's Stone Crab  (13 mentions)
Seasons 52  (6 mentions)
The Broken Shaker  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Miami?

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:

Miami Beach  (22 mentions)
Lincoln Road  (14 mentions)
Lincoln Road Mall  (11 mentions)
Ocean Drive  (9 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 Miami. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Miami?  (13 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Good Cuban food in Miami?  (9 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
What is the weather like during the winter months?  (8 answers)

profile  Molly from asked:
one night lay over in Miami- what to see, where to eat?  (8 answers)

profile  Marle from asked:
Unsafe neighborhoods in Miami  (8 answers)

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




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 Miami 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 Miami. Or get a full Los Angeles to Miami 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 2,733 miles
driving time of 38 hours, 43 minutes
Miami is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles
612 Los Angeles travel answers
125 Phoenix travel answers
38 El Paso travel answers
91 San Antonio travel answers
30 Biloxi travel answers
159 Orlando travel answers
143 Miami travel answers





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