12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Victoria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Over Texas. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dallas online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dallas. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, The Escape Game Dallas, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at 12th Armored Museum, appreciate the history behind Jacob's Dream Sculpture, appreciate the history behind Jacob's Dream, then meet the residents at Abilene Zoo, and finally examine the collection at Frontier Texas!. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, stroll the grounds of The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, contemplate the long history of Fort Phantom Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Taylor County History Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery at willow creek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Abilene driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Abilene takes 3 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, Abilene is slightly colder at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Paddling Trail and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Coastal Bend. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Texas Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Abilene to Victoria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Victoria, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Victoria Paddling Trail ©
Victoria Paddling Trail
Victoria Fine Arts Center ©
Victoria Fine Arts Center
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse ©

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont−Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Orange (Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center & Blue Elbow Swamp) and Beaumont (McFaddin-Ward House Museum, The Chambers House, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and appreciate the history behind The Veterans Memorial Park & Bridge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Arthur road trip planning website .

You can drive from Victoria to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaumont, Orange
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McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine ©
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

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