10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then stop by Spice Village, and then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Fort Parker, contemplate the long history of Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, then get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Waco online route planner .

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In July, daytime highs in Waco are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Fort Parker, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex

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 13th (Sat): wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, and then revel in the low prices at San Marcos Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of SoCo District, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online visit planner .

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
The Blanton Museum of Art ©
The Blanton Museum of Art

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and The Alamo. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Museum Complex and St. Mary's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Luckenbach Texas General Store (in Luckenbach), Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg (in Fredericksburg) and Becker Vineyards (Winery) (in Stonewall). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Becker Vineyards (Winery), The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
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Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blue Bell Creameries and Space Center Houston. Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Children's Museum of Houston. Go for a jaunt from Houston to La Porte to see San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning app .

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Porte, Blue Bell Creameries
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

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