12 days in Phoenix, Plano & Houston Itinerary

12 days in Phoenix, Plano & Houston Itinerary

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12 days in Phoenix, Plano & Houston Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Plano
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Phoenix. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Plano.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Plano

Plano ©
Plano is a city in the U.S. Plano is known for fun & games, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chase Oaks Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and get engrossed in the history at Heritage Farmstead Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plano road trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Plano by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Plano is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Plano hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Plano

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Room Escape Games
St. Andrew United Methodist Church ©

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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Houston tour site .

You can drive from Plano to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Plano in October, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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