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Miami to Las Vegas via Houston

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  Miami
 Orlando
 Pensacola
 Houston
 Fort Stockton
 El Paso
 Phoenix
   Houston 
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Miami to Las Vegas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Miami to Las Vegas. If you're planning a road trip to Las Vegas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Miami and Houston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Miami and Houston. 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 Miami
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:18 pm  Orlando
stay overnight at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:45 pm  Pensacola
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Pensacola
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:32 pm  Houston
eat at Uchi
stay overnight at Hotel ZaZa
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 Hotel ZaZa
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:23 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:18 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:18 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

7:34 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:30 pm  arrive in Las Vegas
stay at Bellagio Hotel

day 6 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Orlando  (143 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?
        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
        Need an upscale romantic restaurant in Orlando

Pensacola  (28 answers)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis
        Road Work Traffic Delay?

Houston  (106 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        Best free things to do in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)

El Paso  (31 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        El Paso, TX
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?

Phoenix  (115 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?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?


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!

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Best new restaurants in Vegas?  (15 answers)

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

profile  Neil from Baton Rouge asked:
Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?  (13 answers)

profile  Allie from Portland asked:
Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?  (12 answers)

profile  Maria 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 Miami 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 Miami to Las Vegas. Or get a full Miami 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 Miami well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Miami!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,656 miles
driving time of 37 hours, 53 minutes
140 Miami travel answers
143 Orlando travel answers
28 Pensacola travel answers
106 Houston travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
31 El Paso travel answers
115 Phoenix travel answers
297 Las Vegas travel answers





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