13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dublin

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Southfork Ranch, Fair Park, Reunion Tower, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, pick up some local products at Dallas Farmers Market, then look for gifts at Central Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fair Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dallas vacation builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Dublin in October, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Southfork Ranch
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 6th Street as well as Texas State Capitol. On the 4th (Thu), shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally take a stroll through 6th Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin route planning app .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Willow City Loop, Majestic Theatre, La Villita Historic Arts Village, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, watch a film at Alamo IMAX Theatre, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then make a trip to San Antonio Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Willow City Loop
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Selena Memorial Statue. On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON and then take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Selena Memorial Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi day trip planning app .

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

2
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.
You've added Downtown Historic District Market Square, Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk and then explore and take pictures at Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District Market Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip builder site .

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

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