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Austin to Little Rock drive

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Austin to Little Rock road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin to Little Rock. If you're planning a road trip to Little Rock, 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.

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Day 1, 11:00 am:  start in Austin
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 12:34 pm:  Waco
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 3:04 pm:  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 10:00 am

Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 11:56 am:  Mount Pleasant (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

Day 2, 1:54 pm:  Texarkana (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 4:55 pm:  Hot Springs National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 7:00 pm:  arrive in Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Austin, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

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?

Waco  (14 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.
Dallas  (96 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
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?
Mount Pleasant (Texas)
    questions about Mount Pleasant (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Mount Pleasant (Texas)?
Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?
Hot Springs National Park  (6 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Little Rock, Arkansas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Little Rock?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Doe's Eat Place, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Loca Luna  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Little Rock?

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:

Museum of Discovery  (2 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 Little Rock. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?  (4 answers)

 Joan Lindeman from asked:
Best sights in Little Rock  (2 answers)

 Michelle Alessandri from asked:
Good Eating Gems  (1 answer)

 Rachel Gabler from St. Louis asked:
Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?  (1 answer)

 Stanley Conan from Butte asked:
Best hotels in Little Rock?  (1 answer)

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

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 Little Rock 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 Little Rock. Or get a full Austin to Little Rock 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 515 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 5 minutes
Little Rock is the same time as Austin
157 Austin travel answers
14 Waco travel answers
96 Dallas travel answers
1 Mount Pleasant (Texas) travel answer
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
31 Little Rock travel answers

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