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New York City to Dallas drive

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New York City to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, 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, 10:00 am:  start in New York City
drive for about 3 hours

Day 1, 12:50 pm:  Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 4 hours

Day 1, 6:04 pm:  Charlottesville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am


Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Charlottesville
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 12:27 pm:  Blacksburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 4 hours

Day 2, 5:25 pm:  Gatlinburg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am


Day 3, 9:00 am:  leave from Gatlinburg
drive for about 4 hours

Day 3, 12:50 pm:  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay for about 3 hours and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

Day 3, 7:08 pm:  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am


Day 4, 9:00 am:  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 2 hours

Day 4, 11:08 am:  Little Rock
eat at Doe's Eat Place
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 4, 2:06 pm:  Crater of Diamonds State Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 4 hours

Day 4, 7:02 pm:  arrive in Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas


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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?

Lancaster (Pennsylvania)  (8 answers)
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  (7 answers)
    questions about Blacksburg:
        Eat/Hike/Anything else for 1-Day visit?
Gatlinburg  (25 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    Great Smoky Mountains  (2 mentions)
Nashville  (122 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
    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  (84 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
    hotels around Memphis:
        Peabody Hotel
    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
Little Rock  (31 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
        Good Eating Gems
        Can't miss restaurants in Little Rock?
        Best hotels in Little Rock?
Crater of Diamonds State Park  (3 mentions)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dallas, Texas.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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






What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Tandy Lewis from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

 Lauren Folkmann from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

 Darya Bilous from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

 Hillary Rosen from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 answers)

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






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 Dallas 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 Dallas. Or get a full New York City to Dallas 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 1,549 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 28 minutes
Dallas is 1 hour behind New York City
572 New York City travel answers
8 Lancaster (Pennsylvania) travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
7 Blacksburg travel answers
25 Gatlinburg travel answers
122 Nashville travel answers
84 Memphis travel answers
31 Little Rock travel answers
93 Dallas travel answers





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