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Dallas to Austin drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Dallas to Austin road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 34 minutes

10:34 am  Waxahachie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:34 am
drive for about 47 minutes

12:21 pm  West
eat at Gerik's Ole Czech Bakery & Deli
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

2:17 pm  Temple
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

4:01 pm  Georgetown (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:01 pm
drive for about 34 minutes

5:34 pm  arrive in Austin
eat at Chuy's Restaurant
stay at Hotel San Jose

driving ≈ 3.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Waxahachie

West
    Czech Stop  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around West:
        Gerik's Ole Czech Bakery & Deli

Temple
    restaurants around Temple:
        Schoepf's Old Time Bar-B-Que

Georgetown (Texas)
    Inner Space Cavern  (4 mentions)
    Round Rock Premium Outlets  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Georgetown (Texas):
        Monument Cafe


Where's the best place to stay in Austin?

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 Austin.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel San Jose, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The W Austin Hotel  (7 mentions)
The Driskill Hotel  (4 mentions)
Austin Motel  (4 mentions)
Hotel Saint Cecilia  (4 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Austin?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chuy's Restaurant, which was mentioned 11 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Torchy's Tacos  (11 mentions)
Uchi Restaurant  (9 mentions)
Salt Lick  (7 mentions)
The County Line  (7 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Austin?

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:

Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
Continental Club  (11 mentions)
Rainey Street  (8 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 Austin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tony from Seattle asked:
Best BBQ in/near Austin?  (16 answers)

profile  Agnes from New York City asked:
Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?  (12 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Austin for a first time visitor?  (12 answers)

profile  Alyssa from Rahway asked:
Food trucks  (11 answers)

profile  Brent from New Jersey asked:
What are the must-sees in Austin?  (10 answers)

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




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 Austin to Dallas drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Dallas? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Dallas.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dallas to Austin. Or get a full Dallas to Austin 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 Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 196 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 57 minutes
125 Dallas travel answers
1 West travel answer
1 Temple travel answer
1 Georgetown (Texas) travel answer
178 Austin travel answers





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