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Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park drive in 1 day

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  Austin
 Fredericksburg (Texas)
 Junction
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fort Stockton
 Pecos
   Carlsbad Caverns National Park 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip planner

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. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Austin and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Austin and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 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 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


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Your starting point is Austin, Texas.

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How many cars do we need?

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.


Where should I stop along the way?

Fredericksburg (Texas)  (20 answers)
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Junction

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

Pecos  (3 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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What are some things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park?

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 Carlsbad Caverns National Park 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 Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Or get a full Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park 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.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 487 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 22 minutes
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is 1 hour behind Austin
155 Austin travel answers
20 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
3 Pecos travel answers
21 Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel answers





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