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Memphis to Houston via Dallas

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Memphis to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Memphis to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Memphis
drive for about 1 hour

11:04 am  Wheatley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:16 pm  Little Rock
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:14 pm  Crater of Diamonds State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:14 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:20 pm  Texarkana (Texas)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Texarkana (Texas)
drive for about 3 hours

11:51 am  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay for about 3 hours
and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:52 pm  Montgomery (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:52 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:53 pm  arrive in Houston
eat at Uchi
stay at Hotel ZaZa

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Wheatley

Little Rock  (41 answers)
    William J Clinton Library  (6 mentions)
    Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site  (3 mentions)
    Governors Mansion Historic District  (2 mentions)
    William J. Clinton Presidential Center  (2 mentions)
    Museum of Discovery  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Little Rock:
        Doe's Eat Place
        Loca Luna
    questions about Little Rock:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Little Rock?
        Best sights in Little Rock
        Arkansas to Northern California
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?

Crater of Diamonds State Park  (3 mentions)

Texarkana (Texas)  (9 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?

Dallas  (125 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
    questions about Dallas:
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        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?

Montgomery (Texas)  (2 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

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 Houston.

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

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




Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Houston?

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:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (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 Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
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MD Anderson patient  (11 answers)

profile  Meradith from Scottsdale asked:
Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

profile  Geraldine from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?  (8 answers)

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




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 Houston to Memphis 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 Memphis to Houston. Or get a full Memphis to Houston 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 Memphis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Memphis!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 691 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 6 minutes
114 Memphis travel answers
41 Little Rock travel answers
9 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
125 Dallas travel answers
2 Montgomery (Texas) travel answers
119 Houston travel answers





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