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Amarillo to Houston drive in 1 day

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 Wichita Falls
 Decatur (Texas)
 Bishop Arts District
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Amarillo to Houston road trip planner

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

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8:00 am  start in Amarillo
drive for about 2 hours

10:00 am  Childress
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:00 am
drive for about 2 hours

12:46 pm  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:53 pm  Decatur (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:07 pm  Bishop Arts District
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:29 pm  Richland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:29 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:08 pm  Conroe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 am (past midnight)
drive for about 46 minutes

12:53 am (past midnight)  arrive in Houston
stay at Hotel ZaZa

driving ≈ 11 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Wichita Falls  (2 answers)

Decatur (Texas)

Bishop Arts District  (7 mentions)


Conroe  (3 answers)
    hotels around Conroe:
        Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands

Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

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 Houston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel ZaZa, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Houston?

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:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 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 Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?  (15 answers)

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Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

profile  Geraldine from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Houston?  (8 answers)

profile  Norma from asked:
MD Anderson patient  (8 answers)

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

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 Houston to Amarillo 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 Amarillo to Houston. Or get a full Amarillo to Houston 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 Amarillo well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Amarillo!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 599 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 52 minutes
Houston is the same time as Amarillo
26 Amarillo travel answers
2 Wichita Falls travel answers
3 Conroe travel answers
101 Houston travel answers


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