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San Antonio to New York City drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets


San Antonio to New York City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Antonio to New York City. If you're planning a road trip to New York City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Antonio and New York City. 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 San Antonio
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:33 pm  Dallas
stay for about 2.5 hours and leave at 5:03 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:53 pm  Texarkana (Texas)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Texarkana (Texas)
drive for about 2.5 hours

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

4:24 pm  Memphis
stay overnight at Peabody Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Peabody Hotel
drive for about 3 hours

12:06 pm  Nashville
eat at Bluebird Cafe
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 3:36 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:13 pm  Pigeon Forge
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 Pigeon Forge
drive for about 6 hours

2:47 pm  Charlottesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

9:28 pm  arrive in New York City
stay at The Standard New York

day 4 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Antonio, 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  (106 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?
Texarkana (Texas)  (7 answers)
    questions about Texarkana (Texas):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Texarkana (Texas)?
Little Rock  (34 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?
Memphis  (96 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?
        Must sees in Memphis TN?? Hidden gems places to eat??
        Best blues clubs in Memphis?
        Good Food and Fun With Kids
Nashville  (147 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
Pigeon Forge  (16 answers)
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park  (8 mentions)
    questions about Pigeon Forge:
        what is here to do there besides Dollywood
        Good ma and pop places to eat or visit?
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




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is New York, New York.

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



Where's the best place to stay in New York City?

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 New York City.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in New York City to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Standard New York, which was mentioned 15 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Ace Hotel New York  (15 mentions)
The Plaza  (14 mentions)
Hotel Gansevoort  (12 mentions)
Crosby Street Hotel  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in New York City? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in New York City?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Katz's Delicatessen, which was mentioned 37 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Shake Shack  (23 mentions)
Lombardi's Pizza  (20 mentions)
Balthazar Restaurant  (19 mentions)
Eataly  (19 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in New York City? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in New York City?

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:

Central Park  (149 mentions)
High Line Park  (110 mentions)
Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
Times Square  (59 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 New York City. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

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What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

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48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to New York City.





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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,827 miles
driving time of 28 hours, 54 minutes
New York City is 1 hour ahead of San Antonio
66 San Antonio travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers
7 Texarkana (Texas) travel answers
34 Little Rock travel answers
96 Memphis travel answers
147 Nashville travel answers
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
589 New York City travel answers





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