17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Midland
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpine
— 1 night
Drive
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Terlingua
— 1 night
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Fort Stockton
— 1 night
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San Angelo
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and finally appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Dallas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Dallas. Traveling from Milan in September, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally take a stroll through Bricktown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then browse the exhibits of OK County 66 - John's Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Oklahoma City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Oklahoma City to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 15th (Wed), wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amarillo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Midland.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Midland

— 1 night
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of George W. Bush Childhood Home, see the interesting displays at Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, steep yourself in history at Stonehenge Replica, then pause for some photo ops at Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Susie's South Forty Confections Inc..

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Midland trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Midland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Midland when traveling from Amarillo in September, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alpine.

Things to do in Midland

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Alpine

— 1 night
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, and finally delve into the mystery of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alpine trip maker site.

You can drive from Midland to Alpine in 3 hours. Traveling from Midland in September, plan for little chillier nights in Alpine, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in Alpine

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Terlingua

— 1 night
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Terlingua Trading Company, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town Texas, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Terlingua trip planner.

Getting from Alpine to Terlingua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alpine in September: high temperatures in Terlingua hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Stockton.

Things to do in Terlingua

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Stockton

— 1 night
Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. On the 19th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Giant Road Runner.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Stockton attractions planner.

Drive from Terlingua to Fort Stockton in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Terlingua in September, Fort Stockton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Angelo.

San Angelo

— 1 night
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Concho, then go for a walk through The International Waterlily Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical Murals of San Angelo.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Angelo road trip tool.

You can drive from Fort Stockton to San Angelo in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Angelo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Angelo

Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Angelo to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from San Angelo in September, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Houston

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Houston online route builder.

Fly from Austin to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Houston, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.