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Los Angeles to New York City drive

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  Los Angeles
 Las Vegas
 Moab
 Denver
 Great Platte River Road Archway
 Des Moines
 Toledo (Ohio)
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Los Angeles to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Los Angeles and New York City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Los Angeles and New York City. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 4 hours

2:55 pm  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Bellagio Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Bellagio Hotel
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:36 pm  Moab
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Moab
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:36 pm  Denver
stay overnight at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
drive for about 5 hours

2:07 pm  Great Platte River Road Archway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

8:46 pm  Des Moines
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 11 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Des Moines
drive for about 9 hours

6:58 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Toledo (Ohio)
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:22 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

day 6 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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Los Angeles to New York City questions


Where should I stop along the way?

Las Vegas  (297 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
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Bellagio Hotel
        MGM Grand Las Vegas
        Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
        Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
        The Cosmopolitan
    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?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?

Moab  (36 answers)
    Arches National Park  (27 mentions)
    Canyonlands National Park  (17 mentions)
    questions about Moab:
        Seeking Dog Friendly Adventures in Moab?

Denver  (170 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Fun outdoor activities in Denver?
        Best locations to stay in Denver

Great Platte River Road Archway

Des Moines  (18 answers)
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?


Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

profile  Ebe from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

profile  Julia from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (23 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

profile  Phil from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.




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 New York City 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 New York City. Or get a full Los Angeles to New York City 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 2,789 miles
driving time of 40 hours, 41 minutes
New York City is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles
598 Los Angeles travel answers
297 Las Vegas travel answers
36 Moab travel answers
170 Denver travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
604 New York City travel answers





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