Top 7 weekend trips from Mesquite (Texas)

  1. Tulsa / Hot Springs
  2. Little Rock / Jackson
  3. Shreveport / Galveston
  4. Houston / Austin
  5. Branson / Baton Rouge
  6. San Antonio / Fredericksburg
  7. Amarillo / Oklahoma City

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 47 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Mesquite → Tulsa → Hot Springs → Mesquite


Mesquite to Tulsa
leave Mesquite on Friday
1 hour → Sherman
35 minutes → Durant
36 minutes → Atoka
48 minutes → McAlester
39 minutes → Henryetta
44 minutes → Glenpool
21 minutes → Tulsa (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Tulsa to Hot Springs
leave Tulsa on Saturday
39 minutes → Porter
1 hour → Sallisaw
1.5 hours → Waldron
17.5 hours → Mount Ida
15.5 hours → Hot Springs (stay Saturday night)
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36.5 hours of driving

Hot Springs to Mesquite
leave Hot Springs on Sunday
1.5 hours → Gurdon
1.5 hours → Ashdown
40 minutes → Mount Pleasant
1 hour → Sulphur Springs
1 hour → Mesquite (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 47 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Mesquite → Little Rock → Jackson → Mesquite


Mesquite to Little Rock
leave Mesquite on Friday
1 hour → Commerce
1 hour → Mount Pleasant
41 minutes → New Boston
54 minutes → Hope
48 minutes → Arkadelphia
1 hour → Little Rock (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Little Rock to Jackson
leave Little Rock on Saturday
46 minutes → Pine Bluff
33 minutes → Gould
5 hours → Lake Village
1 hour → Silver City
1.5 hours → Mississippi Children's Museum
6 minutes → Jackson (stay Saturday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Jackson to Mesquite
leave Jackson on Sunday
47 minutes → Vicksburg
1 hour → Delhi
1 hour → Ruston
1.5 hours → Shreveport
46 minutes → Tyler
49 minutes → Canton
50 minutes → Mesquite (back home)
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7 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 21.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Mesquite → Shreveport → Galveston → Mesquite


Mesquite to Shreveport
leave Mesquite on Friday
49 minutes → Canton
46 minutes → Tyler
31 minutes → Kilgore
40 minutes → Marshall
54 minutes → R.W. Norton Art Gallery
10 minutes → Shreveport (stay Friday night)
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4 hours of driving

Shreveport to Galveston
leave Shreveport on Saturday
1.5 hours → Garrison
43 minutes → Lufkin
1 hour → Shrimp Boat Manny's
59 minutes → New Caney
1.5 hours → Galveston (stay Saturday night)
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6 hours of driving

Galveston to Mesquite
leave Galveston on Sunday
46 minutes → Houston
1 hour → Conroe
1 hour → Buc-ee's
52 minutes → Fairfield
38 minutes → Ennis
1 hour → Mesquite (back home)
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6 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 15.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Mesquite → Houston → Austin → Mesquite


Mesquite to Houston
leave Mesquite on Friday
38 minutes → Ennis
42 minutes → Richland
55 minutes → Buffalo
51 minutes → Buc-ee's
1 hour → Conroe
46 minutes → Houston (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Houston to Austin
leave Houston on Saturday
50 minutes → Sealy
39 minutes → Weimar
43 minutes → Smithville
52 minutes → Franklins BBQ
5 minutes → Austin (stay Saturday night)
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3 hours of driving

Austin to Mesquite
leave Austin on Sunday
1.5 hours → Lake Travis
1 hour → Temple
44 minutes → Czech Stop
1 hour → Italy
24 minutes → Mesquite (back home)
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4.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 13 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Mesquite → Branson → Baton Rouge → Mesquite


Mesquite to Branson
leave Mesquite on Friday
2 hours → Tishomingo
46 minutes → Atoka
48 minutes → McAlester
1.5 hours → Sallisaw
1.5 hours → Fayetteville
1 hour → Eureka Springs
1 hour → Branson (stay Friday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Branson to Baton Rouge
leave Branson on Saturday
3 hours → Conway
1 hour → Pine Bluff
1 hour → Monticello
1.5 hours → Rayville
1.5 hours → Natchez
1 hour → Saint Francisville
39 minutes → Baton Rouge (stay Saturday night)
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10.5 hours of driving

Baton Rouge to Mesquite
leave Baton Rouge on Sunday
2 hours → Mamou
41 minutes → Natchitoches
1.5 hours → Many
1.5 hours → Shreveport
46 minutes → Tyler
49 minutes → Canton
1.5 hours → Mesquite (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 28 hours of driving.


Trip idea #6: Mesquite → San Antonio → Fredericksburg → Mesquite


Mesquite to San Antonio
leave Mesquite on Friday
1 hour → Italy
1 hour → Waco
39 minutes → Temple
1 hour → Austin
49 minutes → New Braunfels
40 minutes → San Antonio (stay Friday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

San Antonio to Fredericksburg
leave San Antonio on Saturday
24 minutes → The Shops at La Cantera
12 minutes → Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
21 minutes → Boerne
17 minutes → Top of the Hill RV Resort & Cabins
17 minutes → Comfort
24 minutes → Fredericksburg (stay Saturday night)
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2 hours of driving

Fredericksburg to Mesquite
leave Fredericksburg on Sunday
43 minutes → Krause Springs
52 minutes → Round Rock
39 minutes → Temple
35 minutes → Waco
1.5 hours → Vaughan
1 hour → Mesquite (back home)
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5.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 12.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #7: Mesquite → Amarillo → Oklahoma City → Mesquite


Mesquite to Amarillo
leave Mesquite on Friday
48 minutes → Fort Worth
47 minutes → Decatur
57 minutes → Henrietta
1 hour → Vernon
1 hour → Childress
1.5 hours → Route 66
53 minutes → Amarillo (stay Friday night)
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7 hours of driving

Amarillo to Oklahoma City
leave Amarillo on Saturday
30 minutes → Claude
19.5 hours → Shamrock
50 minutes → United States Postal Service
56 minutes → Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
1.5 hours → El Reno
34 minutes → Oklahoma City (stay Saturday night)
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23.5 hours of driving

Oklahoma City to Mesquite
leave Oklahoma City on Sunday
45 minutes → Norman
35 minutes → Pauls Valley
1 hour → Turner Falls
46 minutes → Thackerville
55 minutes → Denton
26 minutes → Mesquite (back home)
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4.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 35 hours of driving.



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