16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Dallas

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The Dallas World Aquarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District) and NRH2O Family Water Park (in North Richland Hills). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, see Lifestylez Nails Spa, and see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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Manchester, UK to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Dallas is minus 6 hours. In July, Dallas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Texas State Capitol and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Waterloo Records.

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Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and Natural Bridge Caverns will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, make a splash at Splashtown, and meet the residents at San Antonio Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Houston

— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Space Center Houston and The Seawall make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Pirates Bay Water Park (in Baytown), Nana's Attic (in League City) and Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

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Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Houston sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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.