18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 9 nights
Drive
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Galveston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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The Woodlands
— 2 nights

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Houston

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Skydive Spaceland Houston and Timber Creek Golf Club. Take a break from Houston with a short trip to Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and hike along White Oak Bayou Trail.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Houston trip app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. October in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Galveston

The Oleander City

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): race across the water with Galveston Water Adventures, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally get a bird's-eye view with Galveston Helicopters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with S-n-G Horseback Riding, admire the majestic nature at Galveston Island State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 1880 Garten Verein.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, then stop by Wild About Music, and finally shop like a local with 6th Street.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Galveston to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in November, plan for little chillier nights in Austin, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Katy Trail, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then take a stroll through Bishop Arts District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Sundance Square, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Lost Oak Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dallas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dallas are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to The Woodlands.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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The Woodlands

The Woodlands is a master-planned community and census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at George Mitchell Nature Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Bernhardt Winery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at B-52 Brewing Co.. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Southern Star Brewing, immerse yourself in nature at Huntsville State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Sam Houston Statue, and finally stop by Market Street The Woodlands.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the The Woodlands trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Dallas to The Woodlands by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in The Woodlands can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F.

Things to do in The Woodlands

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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.