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Houston to McAllen drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

Houston to McAllen road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 1 hour

12:11 pm  El Campo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:11 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

2:05 pm  Victoria (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:59 pm  Refugio
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Refugio
drive for about 1 hour

12:02 pm  Robstown
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:02 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:06 pm  Falfurrias
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:16 pm  arrive in McAllen

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Houston to McAllen.

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?

El Campo
Victoria (Texas)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is McAllen, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in McAllen?

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!

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

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 McAllen 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 McAllen. Or get a full Houston to McAllen 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 348 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 13 minutes
84 Houston travel answers
2 McAllen travel answers

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