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Yuma to Houston drive

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  Yuma
 Picacho Peak State Park
 Deming
 El Paso
 Fort Stockton
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fredericksburg (Texas)
   Houston 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Yuma to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Yuma to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Yuma and Houston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Yuma and Houston. 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 Yuma
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:44 pm  Picacho Peak State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:44 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:56 pm  Deming
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Deming
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:33 pm  El Paso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:51 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:38 am  Caverns of Sonora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:05 pm  Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:55 pm  arrive in Houston
eat at Uchi
stay at Hotel ZaZa

day 3 driving ≈ 9 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Yuma, Arizona.

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?

Picacho Peak State Park  (2 mentions)

Deming

El Paso  (31 answers)
    questions about El Paso:
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        El Paso, TX

Fort Stockton  (5 answers)

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fredericksburg (Texas)  (20 answers)
    questions about Fredericksburg (Texas):
        What's the best neighborhood in Fredericksburg (Texas) for a first time visitor?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Houston, Texas.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

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 Houston.

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

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




Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Houston?

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:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 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 Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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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 Houston to Yuma 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 Yuma to Houston. Or get a full Yuma to Houston 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 Yuma well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Yuma!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,303 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 28 minutes
Houston is 2 hours ahead of Yuma
3 Yuma travel answers
1 Deming travel answer
31 El Paso travel answers
5 Fort Stockton travel answers
20 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
101 Houston travel answers





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