19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Galveston
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Big Bend National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
8
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
9
Houston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Galveston is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Galveston. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

1
day
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 22nd (Mon), hike along Lost Mine Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Galveston to Big Bend National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Galveston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Bend National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Midland.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

1
night
Midland

Midland ©
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at George W. Bush Childhood Home, see the interesting displays at Haley Memorial Library and History Center, then examine the collection at The Petroleum Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Midland trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Midland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Midland

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Petroleum Museum ©
The Petroleum Museum
George W. Bush Childhood Home ©
George W. Bush Childhood Home

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs, and finally admire all the interesting features of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo day trip planning app .

Getting from Midland to Amarillo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Amarillo when traveling from Midland in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dallas World Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, and get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Cistercian Abbey, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, explore and take pictures at Mount Bonnell, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

3
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.
Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON, meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to Corpus Christi Watergardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi vacation site .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at The Escape Game Houston, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Corpus Christi to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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