11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Houston Zoo. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, stroll through Smither Park, trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, and get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial).

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Istanbul, Turkey to Houston is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Istanbul to Houston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in January, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): meet the residents at Dallas World Aquarium, then make a trip to Grassy Knoll, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas, and then explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dallas road trip planning website .

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

AT&T Stadium, Kimbell Art Museum, iFLY Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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