12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Abilene
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Dallas
— 4 nights
End: Dallas

4
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., & more) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque tour itinerary planning site .

Dallas to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In July, Albuquerque is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Tinkertown Museum
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Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, let the kids burn off some steam at Tugboat Island, then snap pictures at The Veterans Memorial Park & Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buu Mon Buddhist Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Gulf Coast.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur tour itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Albuquerque to Port Arthur. Traveling from Albuquerque to Port Arthur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Port Arthur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tugboat Island
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Museum of the Gulf Coast ©
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine ©
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
The Veterans Memorial Park & Bridge ©

1
night
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, pause for some photo ops at Jacob's Dream Sculpture, pause for some photo ops at Jacob's Dream, then meet the residents at Abilene Zoo, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery at willow creek. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Taylor County History Center, see the interesting displays at Frontier Texas!, see the interesting displays at 12th Armored Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Grace Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Abilene online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Abilene takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Abilene sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Taylor County History Center
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Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!
Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
12th Armored Museum ©
12th Armored Museum

4
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.
Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, meet the residents at Dallas World Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower, and don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas holiday maker tool .

Getting from Abilene to Dallas by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Dallas, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grapevine, Arlington, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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