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Houston to Barstow drive

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  Houston
 Salt Lick BBQ
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fort Stockton
 El Paso
 Tucson
 Phoenix
 Palm Springs
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Barstow road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Barstow. If you're planning a road trip to Barstow, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Barstow. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Barstow. 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 Houston
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:15 pm  eat at Salt Lick BBQ
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:41 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Caverns of Sonora
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:38 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:56 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:30 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:14 pm  Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 5 hours

3:07 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:07 pm  arrive in Barstow
eat at Del Taco

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, 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?

Salt Lick BBQ  (16 mentions)

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

El Paso  (26 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        El Paso, TX
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?

Tucson  (47 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

Phoenix  (107 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Palm Springs  (47 answers)
    Palm Springs Art Museum  (4 mentions)
    Indian Canyons  (4 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    Trina Turk  (3 mentions)
    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Trio Restaurant
        Jake's
        Workshop Kitchen + Bar
        Bar
        Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        What to do in palm springs in November?
        Moderately priced restaurants


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Barstow, California.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Barstow?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Del Taco, which was mentioned 2 times.

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




What are some things to do in Barstow?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Barstow. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

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




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 Barstow to Houston 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 Houston to Barstow. Or get a full Houston to Barstow 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 Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,566 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 35 minutes
Barstow is 2 hours behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers
47 Tucson travel answers
107 Phoenix travel answers
47 Palm Springs travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers





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