16 days in Chicago & Texas Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Texas Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Dallas
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Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: walk around Millennium Park, get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planning app.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Chicago is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

San Antonio — 4 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Family-friendly places like Barton Springs Pool and Bullock Texas State History Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin travel route planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Dallas — 1 night

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 15th (Fri), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

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You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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