14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Fly
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
4
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Houston
— 3 nights
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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Espada, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip website.

Chicago to San Antonio is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

3
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get great views at Mount Bonnell, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online vacation maker.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

1
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Dallas

Big D

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.
On the 27th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Texas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary app.

Drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in December: highs in Dallas hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
South Padre Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to South Padre Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect South Padre Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

3
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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (The Strand, Moody Gardens, &more) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planning tool.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Houston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.