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Denver to Austin drive

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  Denver
 Colorado Springs
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 Dalhart
 Amarillo
 Lubbock
 Snyder
 Abilene
 Lampasas
   Austin 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Denver to Austin road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Denver
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Colorado Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:06 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:36 pm  Dalhart
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:58 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 2 hours

10:57 am  Lubbock
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:57 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:23 pm  Snyder
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:44 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:22 pm  Lampasas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

9:30 pm  arrive in Austin
stay at Hotel San Jose

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Denver, Colorado.

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?

Colorado Springs  (45 answers)
    Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)
    United States Air Force Academy  (4 mentions)
    U.S. Olympic Training Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Dalhart

Amarillo  (23 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Lubbock  (7 answers)

Snyder  (2 answers)
    questions about Snyder:
        Coffee

Abilene  (2 answers)

Lampasas


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Austin, Texas.

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


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  Alyssa from Rahway asked:
Food trucks  (11 answers)

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

profile  Joy from Berlin asked:
Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?  (9 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 Denver 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 Denver to Austin. Or get a full Denver 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 Denver well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Denver!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 920 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 54 minutes
Austin is 1 hour ahead of Denver
152 Denver travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers
7 Lubbock travel answers
2 Snyder travel answers
2 Abilene travel answers
155 Austin travel answers





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