13 days in Waco, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

13 days in Waco, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

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13 days in Waco, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

Start: Waco
1
Waco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Waco

7
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
For shopping fun, head to Magnolia Market at the Silos or Waco Downtown Farmer's Market. Texas State Capitol and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to St. William Catholic Church (in Round Rock) and Austin (Mount Bonnell, St. Mary's Cathedral, & more). And it doesn't end there: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, stroll through Cameron Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Waco trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Waco. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Austin, The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, St. William Catholic Church
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Sundance Square, then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then get great views at Reunion Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The Harbor Rockwall, and then look for gifts at Downtown Rockwall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dallas road trip planning site .

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In September, daytime highs in Dallas are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Rockwall
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Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
The Harbor Rockwall ©
The Harbor Rockwall

3
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, take an in-depth tour of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then revel in the low prices at Houston Premium Outlets.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Houston Premium Outlets
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Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets

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