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El Paso to Abilene drive in 1 day

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  El Paso
 Van Horn
 Monahans Sandhills State Park
 Big Spring
 Sweetwater (Texas)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


El Paso to Abilene road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from El Paso to Abilene. If you're planning a road trip to Abilene, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between El Paso and Abilene. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between El Paso and Abilene. 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 El Paso
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:44 am  Van Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:44 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:04 pm  Pecos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:04 pm  Monahans Sandhills State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:10 pm  Midland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:10 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

5:53 pm  Big Spring
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:58 pm  Sweetwater (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:58 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

9:43 pm  arrive in Abilene

driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Van Horn  (2 answers)

Pecos  (3 answers)

Monahans Sandhills State Park  (3 mentions)

Midland  (6 answers)

Big Spring

Sweetwater (Texas)

What are some things to do in Abilene?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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!

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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 Abilene to El Paso 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 El Paso to Abilene. Or get a full El Paso to Abilene 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 El Paso well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about El Paso!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 454 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 32 minutes
Abilene is 1 hour ahead of El Paso
31 El Paso travel answers
2 Van Horn travel answers
3 Pecos travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
4 Abilene travel answers


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