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New York City to Austin drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days



New York City to Austin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Austin. If you're planning a road trip to Austin, 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

9:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 3 hours

12:04 pm  Baltimore
eat at G&M Restaurant and Lounge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:09 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:36 pm  Blacksburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Blacksburg
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:38 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:00 pm  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:18 pm  Memphis
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:24 pm  Hot Springs National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Hot Springs National Park
drive for about 5 hours

1:46 pm  Dallas
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:03 pm  arrive in Austin
eat at Chuy's Restaurant
stay at Hotel San Jose

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

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?

Baltimore  (48 answers)
    Fells Point  (11 mentions)
    Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
    Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
    Canton  (4 mentions)
    The Helmand  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Baltimore:
        G&M Restaurant and Lounge
        Faidley's Seafood & Fresh Fish Market
        Phillips Seafood
        The Abbey Burger Bistro
        Max's Taphouse
    questions about Baltimore:
        Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?
        Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?
        Family-friendly seafood restaurant
        Best free things to do in Baltimore?
        Best sports bars to watch football?
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
Blacksburg  (8 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Pigeon Forge  (14 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    questions about Pigeon Forge:
        Good ma and pop places to eat or visit?
Nashville  (135 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport
Memphis  (94 answers)
    Beale Street  (9 mentions)
    Graceland  (9 mentions)
    National Civil Rights Museum  (8 mentions)
    Memphis Zoo  (7 mentions)
    Mud Island  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Memphis:
        Central BBQ
        Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
        Charlie Vergos Rendezvous
        Payne's Bar-B-Q
        Cozy Corner Restaurant
    questions about Memphis:
        What are the musts of Memphis, y'all?
        What's the best neighborhood in Memphis for a first time visitor?
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Hot Springs National Park  (7 mentions)
Dallas  (98 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:
        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?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Austin, Texas.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Austin?

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 Austin.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel San Jose, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The W Austin Hotel  (7 mentions)
The Driskill Hotel  (4 mentions)
Austin Motel  (4 mentions)
Hotel Saint Cecilia  (4 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in Austin?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chuy's Restaurant, which was mentioned 11 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Torchy's Tacos  (11 mentions)
Uchi Restaurant  (9 mentions)
Salt Lick  (7 mentions)
The County Line  (7 mentions)

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






What are some things to do in Austin?

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:

Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
Continental Club  (11 mentions)
Rainey Street  (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 Austin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Tony Wright from Seattle asked:
Best BBQ in/near Austin?  (16 answers)

 Agnes Sowul from New York City asked:
Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?  (12 answers)

 Alyssa Russell from Rahway asked:
Food trucks  (11 answers)

 Brent Russell from New Jersey asked:
What are the must-sees in Austin?  (10 answers)

 Joy Mitchell from Berlin asked:
Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?  (9 answers)

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






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 Austin to New York City 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 New York City to Austin. Or get a full New York City to Austin 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 New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,744 miles
driving time of 27 hours, 37 minutes
Austin is 1 hour behind New York City
584 New York City travel answers
48 Baltimore travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
8 Blacksburg travel answers
14 Pigeon Forge travel answers
135 Nashville travel answers
94 Memphis travel answers
98 Dallas travel answers
163 Austin travel answers





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