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:  3 h 15 min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Galveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

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Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum.

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Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Smither Park and then stroll through Houston Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Houston day trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Attractions like Kemah Boardwalk and Stewart Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Stingray Reef in Kemah--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, take a stroll through The Strand, admire the landmark architecture of 1880 Garten Verein, and stop by Murdochs.

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Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Galveston are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kemah
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Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier ©

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