15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
New Braunfels
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
11
Fort Worth
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
12
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Lubbock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Houston Maritime Museum and then get engrossed in the history at San Jacinto Museum of History. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Printing History, and then get engrossed in the history at The Heritage Society.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

Lubbock to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in August, Houston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

San Jacinto Museum of History
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San Jacinto Museum of History ©
San Jacinto Museum of History
The Heritage Society ©
The Heritage Society

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Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston tour builder website .

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Murdochs ©
Murdochs
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier ©

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South Padre Island

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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Seas the Day.

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Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Spas Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Selena Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and then shop like a local with The Art Center of Corpus Christi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Selena Museum ©
Selena Museum

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, then see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Witte Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to New Braunfels.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©
Battle For Texas: The Experience
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

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New Braunfels

New Braunfels ©
Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Comal River, then see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage, and then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Braunfels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to New Braunfels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dick's Classic Garage
Highlights from your plan
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
Comal River ©
Comal River

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night
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 25th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip maker tool .

Getting from New Braunfels to Austin by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas Military Forces Museum ©
Texas Military Forces Museum
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, examine the collection at American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Amarillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get slightly colder in Amarillo: highs are around 89°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trek along Permian Reef Geology Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Guadalupe Peak.

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Getting from Amarillo to Guadalupe Mountains National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then stroll through Lost Mine Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Big Bend National Park: highs are around 96°F and lows about 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill House Museum, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Fort Worth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, then examine the collection at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Park Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dallas vacation maker app .

Traveling by bus from Fort Worth to Dallas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe ©
Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
Pioneer Park Cemetery ©
Pioneer Park Cemetery
Wild Bill's Western Store ©
Wild Bill's Western Store

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