16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— Few hours
car:  3​h 30​min
2
Longview
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
End: Houston

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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 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In December, daytime highs in Houston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Longview.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Rothko Chapel ©
Rothko Chapel

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Longview

Longview ©
Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison counties in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jefferson Historical Museum and Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Davey Dogwood Park and Rose Rudman Recreational Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Longview: Oak Grove Cemetery (in Nacogdoches), Carthage (Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & the Tex Ritter Museum & Footprints in the Sand Monument) and Tyler Museum of Art (in Tyler). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mission Dolores State Historic Site, examine the collection at Old Fire Station Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Mansfield State Historic Site, and have fun and explore at The Depot Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Longview itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Longview takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Longview hover around 18°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Longview

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marshall, Tyler, Pittsburg, Carthage, Lufkin
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nasher Sculpture Center and Frontiers of Flight Museum. Get some historical perspective at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and Western Heights Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, and admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum.

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Traveling by car from Longview to Dallas takes 2 hours. In December in Dallas, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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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.
Longhorn Cavern State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, then have fun and explore at McKenna Children's Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, you will find days in San Antonio are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Longhorn Cavern State Park, McKenna Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
McKenna Children's Museum ©
McKenna Children's Museum

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Houston

Houston ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, then examine the collection at Czech Center Museum Houston, and finally explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Houston journey builder .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum ©
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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