17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Galveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Houston
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
3
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  16​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moody Mansion and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lone Star Flight Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Living God Galveston.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary builder website .

Manchester, UK to Galveston is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get much hotter in Galveston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Lone Star Flight Museum ©
Lone Star Flight Museum

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Water Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: College Station (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum & Bonfire Memorial), Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, stroll around Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Nature Center, contemplate the long history of George Ranch Historical Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

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You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

College Station, La Porte, Blue Bell Creameries, Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land, Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Nature Center
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Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and The San Antonio River Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pioneer Museum Complex and The Alamo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site) and Goliad (Goliad County Court House & Presidio La Bahia). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route builder .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Goliad
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4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
LBJ Texas White House and Dick's Classic Garage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Hamilton Pool Preserve and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet) and The Falls on the Colorado Museum (in Marble Falls). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, see the interesting displays at South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read 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 March in Austin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, The Falls on the Colorado Museum, Dick's Classic Garage, Inks Lake State Park, LBJ Texas White House
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
LBJ Texas White House ©
LBJ Texas White House

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