Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
8:00 am start in Austin
drive for about 1.5 hours
9:29 am Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:29 am
drive for about 1 hour
11:44 am Junction
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
2:08 pm Caverns of Sonora
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:08 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours
5:46 pm Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:46 pm
drive for about 51 minutes
7:37 pm Pecos
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:37 pm
drive for about 2 hours
10:26 pm arrive at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
driving ≈ 9.5 hours
Your starting point is Austin, Texas.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Fredericksburg (Texas) (21 answers)
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Caverns of Sonora (3 mentions)
Fort Stockton (3 answers)
Pecos (3 answers)
Your final destination is Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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