15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
2
Galveston
— 1 night
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
4
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
6
New Braunfels
— 1 night
7
Austin
— 1 night
8
Amarillo
— 1 night
9
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
10
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
11
Fort Worth
— 1 night
12
Dallas
— 1 night

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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 your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, thenget engrossed in the history at The Printing Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Heritage Society.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning app.

Lubbock to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Houston, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can 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
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden ©
Houston Maritime Museum ©
Houston Maritime Museum

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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.
To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Murdochs ©
Murdochs
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Seas the Day.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island journey site.

Fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Spas Historic Sites Parks
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Spas
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Seas the Day ©
Seas the Day

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Selena Museum, thenget curious at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Art Center of Corpus Christi.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi sightseeing planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in August, you will find days in Corpus Christi are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History ©
Selena Museum ©
Selena Museum
The Art Center of Corpus Christi ©
The Art Center of Corpus Christi

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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), take an in-depth tour of Briscoe Western Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, thenexamine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Witte Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are °F, while nighttime lows are °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
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Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Comal River, thenexamine the collection at Dick's Classic Garage, and then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Braunfels journey 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 °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Dick's Classic Garage
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Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
Comal River ©
Comal River

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Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, thenstroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Austin are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, thenview the masterpieces at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo itinerary planning app.

Fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get a bit cooler in Amarillo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Permian Reef Geology Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Guadalupe Peak.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park itinerary planning website.

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 changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks Nature 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

Plan my trip to Big Bend National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Big Bend National Park is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in August; daily highs in Big Bend National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature 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.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Worth online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Fort Worth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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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.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, examine the collection at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, thenstop by Wild Bill's Western Store, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Park Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online travel route planner.

Drive from Fort Worth to Dallas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach °F, while at night they dip to °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

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