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Austin to Big Bend drive

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  Austin
 Dallas
 Tulsa
 Joplin
 St. Louis
 Springfield (Illinois)
   Big Bend 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Austin to Big Bend road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Austin
drive for about 3 hours

11:56 am  Dallas
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:14 pm  Tulsa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tulsa
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:45 am  Joplin
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

5:14 pm  St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay overnight at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:31 am  Springfield (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

4:57 pm  arrive in Big Bend

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Dallas  (120 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?

Tulsa  (18 answers)
    Philbrook Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tulsa:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?
        Best free things to do in Tulsa?
        Any recommendations for Steakhouses with Cigar Lounges?

Joplin  (3 answers)
    questions about Joplin:
        Best free things to do in Joplin?

St. Louis  (81 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
        Pastaria
        Companion
    hotels around St. Louis:
        Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
        The Lemp Mansion
    questions about St. Louis:
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Springfield (Illinois)  (10 answers)


What are some things to do in Big Bend?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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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 Big Bend to Austin 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 Austin to Big Bend. Or get a full Austin to Big Bend 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 Austin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Austin!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,185 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 3 minutes
Big Bend is the same time as Austin
171 Austin travel answers
120 Dallas travel answers
18 Tulsa travel answers
3 Joplin travel answers
81 St. Louis travel answers
10 Springfield (Illinois) travel answers
1 Big Bend travel answer





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