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Houston to New Jersey drive

2 travelers   /   driving



Houston to New Jersey road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to New Jersey. If you're planning a road trip to New Jersey, 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 3.5 hours

Day 1, 1:37 pm:  Lafayette
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 5 hours

Day 1, 7:25 pm:  Meridian
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am


Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Meridian
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 12:17 pm:  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:17 pm
drive for about 5 hours

Day 2, 6:15 pm:  Gatlinburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am


Day 3, 10:00 am:  leave from Gatlinburg
drive for about 4 hours

Day 3, 1:59 pm:  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 3, 5:26 pm:  Charlottesville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am


Day 4, 10:00 am:  leave from Charlottesville
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 4, 12:19 pm:  Washington, DC
eat at National Gallery of Art
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 3 hours

Day 4, 7:03 pm:  arrive at New Jersey


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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?

Lafayette  (7 answers)
    questions about Lafayette:
        What's the best neighborhood in Lafayette for a first time visitor?
Meridian  (3 answers)
Birmingham (Alabama)  (22 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
Gatlinburg  (25 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)
Blacksburg  (8 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Charlottesville  (14 answers)
    Monticello  (2 mentions)
    questions about Charlottesville:
        Any recommendations for hikes, good food and wine for a long-weekend trip?
        Trip with husband
Washington, DC  (144 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC
        Best of the Smithsonian?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New Jersey (NJ).

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




What are some things to do in New Jersey?

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 New Jersey. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Dea Gianson from New York City asked:
Best beach towns in New Jersey?  (4 answers)

 TJ Trapp from Marina Del Rey asked:
Restaurants in the East Rutherford area  (1 answer)

 Crystal Fishman from Los Angeles asked:
Best family beach town in New Jersey?  (1 answer)

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






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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey. Or get a full Houston to New Jersey 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 1,610 miles
driving time of 25 hours, 6 minutes
New Jersey is 1 hour ahead of Houston
73 Houston travel answers
7 Lafayette travel answers
3 Meridian travel answers
22 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
25 Gatlinburg travel answers
8 Blacksburg travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
144 Washington, DC travel answers
21 New Jersey travel answers





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