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Houston to Scottsdale drive

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  Houston
 San Antonio
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fort Stockton
 Van Horn
 El Paso
 Willcox
 Tucson
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Scottsdale road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Scottsdale. If you're planning a road trip to Scottsdale, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Scottsdale. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Scottsdale. 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 3 hours

1:09 pm  San Antonio
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:52 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Caverns of Sonora
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:38 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:20 pm  Van Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:20 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:04 pm  El Paso
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from El Paso
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:25 pm  Willcox
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:42 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:42 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:37 pm  arrive in Scottsdale
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay at Hotel Valley Ho

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

San Antonio  (74 answers)
    Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
    The San Antonio River Walk  (9 mentions)
    The Alamo  (8 mentions)
    The Alamo  (5 mentions)
    Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around San Antonio:
        Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
        Acenar
        Bliss
        Luke
        The Guenther House
    questions about San Antonio:
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?
        Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?
        Best free things to do in San Antonio?
        What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?
        Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)

Van Horn  (2 answers)

El Paso  (31 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        El Paso, TX
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?

Willcox

Tucson  (53 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?


Where's the best place to stay in Scottsdale?

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 Scottsdale.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Valley Ho, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

W Scottsdale Hotel  (4 mentions)
Graduate Tempe  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Scottsdale?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pig & Pickle  (6 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (4 mentions)
Cafe Lalibela  (4 mentions)
SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Scottsdale?

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:

Camelback Mountain  (15 mentions)
Old Town Scottsdale  (9 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (6 mentions)
Papago Park  (4 mentions)
Mill Avenue  (4 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 Scottsdale. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Scottsdale for a first time visitor?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Scottsdale?  (6 answers)

profile  Jon from Dayton asked:
Going to Scottsdale for 2 weeks -- places to eat and fun things to see?  (3 answers)

profile  Paul from New York City asked:
Best Burger in Scottsdale?  (2 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Must Do in Scottsdale  (1 answer)

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




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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale. Or get a full Houston to Scottsdale 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 1,178 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 37 minutes
Scottsdale is 2 hours behind Houston
101 Houston travel answers
74 San Antonio travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
2 Van Horn travel answers
31 El Paso travel answers
53 Tucson travel answers
31 Scottsdale travel answers





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