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Houston to Orlando drive

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  Houston
 Nederland (Texas)
 Lafayette
 Biloxi
 Pensacola
 Eden Gardens State Park
 Tallahassee
 Ocala
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Orlando road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Orlando. If you're planning a road trip to Orlando, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Orlando. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Orlando. 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 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:37 pm  Lafayette
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:37 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:51 pm  Biloxi
stay overnight at Beau Rivage
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Beau Rivage
drive for about 2 hours

12:55 pm  Pensacola
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:28 pm  Eden Gardens State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Eden Gardens State Park
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:19 pm  Tallahassee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:19 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:11 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:23 pm  arrive in Orlando
eat at Cafe Tu Tu Tango
stay at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 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?

Nederland (Texas)

Lafayette  (7 answers)
    questions about Lafayette:
        What's the best neighborhood in Lafayette for a first time visitor?

Biloxi  (21 answers)
    hotels around Biloxi:
        Beau Rivage
    questions about Biloxi:
        Hotel for Biloxi MS

Pensacola  (26 answers)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis
        Road Work Traffic Delay?

Eden Gardens State Park

Tallahassee  (10 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?

Ocala  (4 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Orlando, Florida.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Orlando?

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 Orlando.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Orlando?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Cafe Tu Tu Tango, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Emeril's Orlando  (4 mentions)
SeaWorld  (4 mentions)
Hard Rock Cafe  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Orlando?

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:

Universal CityWalk  (8 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 Orlando. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kimmy from Los Angeles asked:
How many days for Disney + universal?  (13 answers)

profile  miss from Los Angeles asked:
What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World  (10 answers)

profile  Colby from Providence asked:
Top golf courses in Orlando?  (9 answers)

profile  Andreas from Manhattan asked:
Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando  (8 answers)

profile  Brooke from Nashville asked:
Best new hotels in Orlando?  (6 answers)

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




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 Orlando 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 Orlando. Or get a full Houston to Orlando 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 963 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 44 minutes
Orlando is 1 hour ahead of Houston
85 Houston travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
7 Lafayette travel answers
21 Biloxi travel answers
26 Pensacola travel answers
10 Tallahassee travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
139 Orlando travel answers





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