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San Antonio to New York City drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days



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. 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 San Antonio
drive for about 3 hours

1:07 pm  Houston
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:31 pm  Baton Rouge
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Baton Rouge
drive for about 6 hours

4:07 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:07 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:22 pm  Chattanooga
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Chattanooga
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:38 pm  Pigeon Forge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 6 hours

7:25 pm  Charlottesville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 4

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

12:19 pm  Washington, DC
eat at National Gallery of Art
stay for about 3.5 hours and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:36 pm  arrive in New York City
eat at Katz's Delicatessen
stay at The Standard New York

day 4 driving ≈ 6 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?

Houston  (83 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient
Baton Rouge  (14 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?
        Best free things to do in Baton Rouge?
Birmingham (Alabama)  (27 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham
Chattanooga  (24 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids
        Is April 2015 a good month to visit Chattanooga?
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
Washington, DC  (158 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion CafĂ©
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC
        Best of the Smithsonian?




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!

 Chris S from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?  (37 answers)

 Ebe Romano from Sao Paulo asked:
Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?  (27 answers)

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?  (23 answers)

 Phil Duncan from Seattle asked:
48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!  (23 answers)

 Julia Nessler from Paris asked:
free or cheap things to do in NYC  (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
65 San Antonio travel answers
83 Houston travel answers
14 Baton Rouge travel answers
27 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
24 Chattanooga travel answers
16 Pigeon Forge travel answers
14 Charlottesville travel answers
158 Washington, DC travel answers
589 New York City travel answers





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