11 days in Austin, Houston & Dallas Itinerary

11 days in Austin, Houston & Dallas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

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Austin
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and 6th Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Hye (Calais Winery & Garrison Brothers Distillery), Water 2 Wine (in New Braunfels) and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral (in San Antonio). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of The Driskill, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online day trip planner.

Philadelphia to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Austin. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Austin reach 93°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Visiting Cockrell Butterfly Center and Armand Bayou Nature Center will get you outdoors. Space Center Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Galveston to see The Strand about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Eureka Heights Brew Co., and test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Houston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Houston, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

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.
Head to Sundance Square and Lifestylez Nails Spafor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard (in Celina) and Preston Trail Farms (in Gunter). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Texas Discovery Gardens, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and sample the tasty concoctions at Legal Draft Beer Company.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip app.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips