Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Austin. If you're planning a road trip to Austin, 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.
9:00 am start in St. Louis
drive for about 5.5 hours
2:40 pm Arkansas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours
7:13 pm Texarkana (Texas)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 9 hours
find more stops
9:00 am leave from Texarkana (Texas)
drive for about 3 hours
4:20 pm Waco
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
Arkansas (13 mentions)
questions about Arkansas:
Interesting places near I-40
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:
Peggy Sue BBQ
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?
Waco (7 answers)
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (2 mentions)
Dr Pepper Museum (2 mentions)
Flying J (2 mentions)
questions about Waco:
RV parks in or near Waco Texas.
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:
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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:
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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:
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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!
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