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Houston to Mexico City drive

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Houston to Mexico City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Mexico City. If you're planning a road trip to Mexico City, 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.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 2 hours

11:58 am  Victoria (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:22 pm  Corpus Christi
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:00 pm  Donna
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Donna
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:40 pm  Ciudad Victoria
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Ciudad Victoria
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:17 pm  Xilitla
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:54 pm  Queretaro
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:54 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:32 pm  arrive in Mexico City
eat at Restaurante Rosetta
stay at Hotel Condesa DF

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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

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?

Victoria (Texas)
Corpus Christi  (10 answers)
Ciudad Victoria
Queretaro  (4 answers)
    questions about Queretaro:
        What's the best neighborhood in Queretaro for a first time visitor?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Mexico City, Mexico.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Mexico City?

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 Mexico City.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Condesa DF, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Mexico City? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Mexico City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Restaurante Rosetta, which was mentioned 2 times.

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

What are some things to do in Mexico City?

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

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Coyoacan  (11 mentions)
Frida Kahlo Museum  (7 mentions)
Z√≥calo  (6 mentions)
Museo del Templo Mayor  (5 mentions)

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 Mexico City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Crystal Leturno from Anchorage asked:
Three Weeks In Mexico City  (8 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Mexico City for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

 Lourdes Perez from Miami asked:
24 hours in Mexico City  (3 answers)

 Sofia Sami from Mexico City asked:
What is the best hotel for one night ?  (3 answers)

 Rocio Acevedo from Costa Rica asked:
Turibus (hop on, hop off)  (2 answers)

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

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 Mexico City 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 Mexico City. Or get a full Houston to Mexico City 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.

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 999 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 43 minutes
Mexico City is the same time as Houston
76 Houston travel answers
10 Corpus Christi travel answers
1 Ciudad Victoria travel answer
4 Queretaro travel answers
57 Mexico City travel answers

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