Weekend trips from Houston

  1. Shreveport / Jackson
  2. San Antonio / Fort Worth

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 22 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Houston → Shreveport → Jackson → Houston


Houston to Shreveport
leave Houston on Friday
36 minutes → The Woodlands
54 minutes → Shepherd
1 hour → Lufkin
45 minutes → Garrison
1 hour → Waskom
28 minutes → Shreveport (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Shreveport to Jackson
leave Shreveport on Saturday
33 minutes → Minden
34 minutes → Simsboro
4.5 hours → Ruston
34 minutes → West Monroe
43 minutes → Delhi
47 minutes → Vicksburg
38 minutes → Raymond
26 minutes → Jackson (stay Saturday night)
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9 hours of driving

Jackson to Houston
leave Jackson on Sunday
56 minutes → McComb
54 minutes → Hammond
59 minutes → Baton Rouge
1 hour → Lafayette
1.5 hours → Lake Charles
1.5 hours → Beaumont
1.5 hours → Houston (back home)
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8 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Houston → San Antonio → Fort Worth → Houston


Houston to San Antonio
leave Houston on Friday
50 minutes → Sealy
39 minutes → Weimar
1 hour → City Market
43 minutes → New Braunfels
40 minutes → San Antonio (stay Friday night)
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4 hours of driving

San Antonio to Fort Worth
leave San Antonio on Saturday
39 minutes → New Braunfels
46 minutes → Salt Lick BBQ
57 minutes → Georgetown
39 minutes → Temple
43 minutes → Waco
1 hour → Burleson
16 minutes → Fort Worth (stay Saturday night)
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5 hours of driving

Fort Worth to Houston
leave Fort Worth on Sunday
55 minutes → Duncanville
41 minutes → Corsicana
1 hour → Turlington
59 minutes → Buc-ee's
39 minutes → Montgomery
36 minutes → The Woodlands
32 minutes → Houston (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 15 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Houston and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Houston up to 200 miles from Houston or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Houston, or you can make Houston your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Houston to Missouri.