13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Dripping Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Bridgeport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
You've added Fort Worth Water Gardens, Dallas Zoo, Galleria Dallas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Sundance Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District (in Fort Worth), Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman) and Atomic Candy (in Denton). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and look for gifts at The Plaid Peacock.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip builder .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Top O'Hill Terrace, Atomic Candy, The Plaid Peacock
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Driskill, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and then shop like a local with South Congress Avenue.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Dallas in January, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

2
nights
Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ©
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hamilton Pool Preserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Old Blanco County Courthouse, then examine the collection at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dripping Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Dripping Springs takes an hour. In January in Dripping Springs, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

LBJ Texas White House, Old Blanco County Courthouse, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Westcave Cellars Winery, Luckenbach Texas General Store
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Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
LBJ Texas White House ©
LBJ Texas White House
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buffalo Bayou Park as well as The Galleria. On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Buffalo Bayou Park, then enjoy the thrill of live dance at The Galleria, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dripping Springs to Houston takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Houston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Galleria ©
The Galleria
Buffalo Bayou Park ©
Buffalo Bayou Park

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday builder tool .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Center for Animal Research & Education. On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Famous Mineral Water Company, admire the natural beauty at Chandor Gardens, and then stroll through Center for Animal Research & Education.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bridgeport travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Orleans to Bridgeport. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect cooler with lows of 0°C in Bridgeport. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chandor Gardens, Famous Mineral Water Company, Horton's Classic Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chandor Gardens ©
Chandor Gardens
Horton's Classic Car Museum ©
Horton's Classic Car Museum
Famous Mineral Water Company ©
Famous Mineral Water Company

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