11 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

11 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

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11 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  47​h
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Erbil

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 13th (Thu), take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner .

Erbil, Iraq to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Erbil to New York City. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Erbil in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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.
Do your shopping at Amelia's Attic Antique Store and Atomic Candy. Get some cultural insight at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Your Private Collection Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman) and Sugar Tree Golf Course (in Lipan). There's more to do: tee off at Four Seasons Resort and Club at Colinas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Dallas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Atomic Candy, Sugar Tree Golf Course, Amelia's Attic Antique Store, Your Private Collection Art Gallery
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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Amelia's Attic Antique Store ©
Amelia's Attic Antique Store

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary. Theater District and Historic Downtown Hico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Larry's Old Time Trade Days (in Winnie). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Houston itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in Houston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

High Island, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Larry's Old Time Trade Days, Historic Downtown Hico
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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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