10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Buffalo

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Escape Hunt and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (Tree Sculptures, Bishop's Palace, & more). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston tour planner .

Buffalo to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Buffalo in March, things will get much warmer in Houston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Galveston
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape the Room, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Main Plaza, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip builder tool .

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage, then wander the streets of SoCo District, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mayfield Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Pedernales Falls State Park
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Climbing Tours
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Pioneer Plaza, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and finally ponder the design of Fort Worth Water Gardens. On the next day, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Austin in March, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, The Escape Game Dallas
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The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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