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Miami to Las Vegas via Waco

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  Miami
 Orlando
 Pensacola
 Waco
 Lubbock
 Santa Fe (New Mexico)
 Flagstaff
   Waco 
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 Waco. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Miami and Waco. 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 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Pensacola
drive for about 11.5 hours

8:18 pm  Waco
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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 Day 4

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

4:23 pm  Lubbock
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Lubbock
drive for about 5 hours

4:08 pm  Santa Fe (New Mexico)
stay overnight at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:31 pm  Flagstaff
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:19 pm  arrive in Las Vegas
eat at Giada
stay at Bellagio Hotel

day 6 driving ≈ 9.5 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?

Waco  (6 answers)
    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum  (2 mentions)
    Dr Pepper Museum  (2 mentions)
    Flying J  (2 mentions)
    questions about Waco:
        RV parks in or near Waco Texas.

Lubbock  (7 answers)

Santa Fe (New Mexico)  (97 answers)
    Santa Fe Plaza  (5 mentions)
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum  (4 mentions)
    Loretto Chapel  (4 mentions)
    Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    El Farol  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        The Shed
        Cafe Pasqual's
        Tia Sophia's
        La Boca
        Coyote Cafe
    hotels around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
        La Fonda Hotel
        Ten Thousand Waves
        Inn and Spa at Loretto
    questions about Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Wine lover's Santa Fe?
        Top 5 things to do as a family!
        Hotels in Santa Fe with spa?
        hiking
        Do we need to rent a car with AWD in February?

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


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

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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 2,610 miles
driving time of 38 hours, 7 minutes
140 Miami travel answers
143 Orlando travel answers
28 Pensacola travel answers
6 Waco travel answers
7 Lubbock travel answers
97 Santa Fe (New Mexico) travel answers
50 Flagstaff travel answers
297 Las Vegas travel answers





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