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Houston to Yellowstone National Park drive

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  Houston
 Dallas
 Amarillo
 Kit Carson
 Denver
 Casper
 Cody
   Yellowstone National Park 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Yellowstone National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Yellowstone National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Yellowstone National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Yellowstone National Park. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:27 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 6 hours

2:59 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:59 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:23 pm  Kit Carson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10.5 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Kit Carson
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:29 pm  Denver
stay overnight at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
drive for about 4 hours

1:08 pm  Casper
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:08 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:51 pm  Cody
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:51 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:00 pm  arrive at Yellowstone National Park

day 4 driving ≈ 10 hours

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Houston to Yellowstone National Park questions

profile  Shelley asked:
Best route and camping for RV  (0 answers)


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?

Dallas  (111 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?

Amarillo  (25 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Kit Carson

Denver  (168 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Best small music venues?
        Fun outdoor activities in Denver?

Casper  (4 answers)

Cody  (11 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Yellowstone National Park.

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


What are some things to do in Yellowstone National Park?

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 Yellowstone National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Janice from asked:
Walking with difficulty. What can I do while family hikes?  (6 answers)

profile  Steven from asked:
Bucket- List road trip  (3 answers)

profile  Kim from asked:
Stop off driving between Yellowston and Yosemite  (2 answers)

profile  Blair from Tigard, Oregon asked:
What to do with one day at Yellowstone?  (2 answers)

profile  Chris from New York City asked:
Need help with Yellowstone itinerary for family of 4  (2 answers)

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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 Yellowstone National Park 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 Yellowstone National Park. Or get a full Houston to Yellowstone National Park 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 1,563 miles
driving time of 23 hours, 56 minutes
Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
111 Dallas travel answers
25 Amarillo travel answers
1 Kit Carson travel answer
168 Denver travel answers
4 Casper travel answers
11 Cody travel answers
98 Yellowstone National Park travel answers





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