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Houston to Meridian drive in 1 day

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Houston to Meridian road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Meridian. If you're planning a road trip to Meridian, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Houston
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:26 am  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:26 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:34 am  Lake Charles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:34 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:47 pm  Lafayette
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

3:46 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:46 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:40 pm  Honey Island Swamp
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:11 pm  Hattiesburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 pm  arrive in Meridian

driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Nederland (Texas)

Lake Charles  (3 answers)

Lafayette  (9 answers)
    hotels around Lafayette:
        The Juliet Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
    questions about Lafayette:
        What's the best neighborhood in Lafayette for a first time visitor?

Baton Rouge  (23 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?

Honey Island Swamp  (5 mentions)


What are some things to do in Meridian?

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 Meridian.

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 Meridian 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 Meridian. Or get a full Houston to Meridian 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 522 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 36 minutes
Meridian is the same time as Houston
119 Houston travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
3 Lake Charles travel answers
9 Lafayette travel answers
23 Baton Rouge travel answers
3 Meridian travel answers


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