Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Galveston to Austin. If you're planning a road trip to Austin, 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.
9:00 am start in Galveston
drive for about 38 minutes
9:38 am Space Center Houston
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:38 am
drive for about 37 minutes
1:05 pm Sealy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 37 minutes
2:43 pm Columbus (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:43 pm
drive for about 52 minutes
4:35 pm Bastrop
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:35 pm
drive for about 42 minutes
6:16 pm Franklins BBQ
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:16 pm
drive for about 5 minutes
driving ≈ 4.5 hours
Your starting point is Galveston, Texas.
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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.
Space Center Houston (3 mentions)
Houston (76 answers)
Houston Galleria (8 mentions)
Hermann Park (7 mentions)
Houston Museum of Natural Science (5 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre (4 mentions)
restaurants around Houston:
Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
Goode Company Barbeque
hotels around Houston:
questions about Houston:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?
Young Professional Neighborhood
Favorite places to eat in Houston?
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
MD Anderson patient
Franklins BBQ (25 mentions)
Your final destination is Austin, Texas.
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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.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Chuy's Restaurant, which was mentioned 11 times.
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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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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!
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