20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Dallas
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Coppell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kerrville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Tomball
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Seabrook
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Lubbock

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, ride a horse along Old West Stables, then examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, and finally steep yourself in history at Harrington House.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo travel route planning tool .

Lubbock to Amarillo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Amarillo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyon, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop
Highlights from your plan
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Harbor Rockwall, then examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Western Heights Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crow Collection of Asian Art, then admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, and finally take a stroll through NorthPark Center.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

The Harbor Rockwall
Highlights from your plan
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Crow Collection of Asian Art ©
Crow Collection of Asian Art

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing, then get engrossed in the history at Texas Civil War Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, then examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, then contemplate the long history of Log Cabin Village, and finally wander the streets of Sundance Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth tour itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Coppell.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

1
night
Coppell

Coppell ©
Coppell is a city in the northwest corner of Dallas County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Cavanaugh Flight Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coppell trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Coppell takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Coppell

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Cavanaugh Flight Museum ©
Cavanaugh Flight Museum

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, and finally examine the collection at Dick's Classic Garage. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read San Antonio vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coppell to San Antonio. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kerrville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

2
nights
Kerrville

Kerrville ©
Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lost Maples State Natural Area, learn about winemaking at Kerrville Hills Winery, and then stroll around The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stop by Camp Verde General Store, trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Western Art, and finally admire the majestic nature at Kerrville-Schreiner Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kerrville trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Kerrville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kerrville, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Kerrville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Horseback Riding Tours, Camp Verde General Store
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at LBJ Texas White House, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and then admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then explore the galleries of Pioneer Museum Complex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg tour itinerary planning site .

Fredericksburg is just a stone's throw from Kerrville. August in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, LBJ Texas White House, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Texas White House ©
LBJ Texas White House
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

1
night
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 30th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip site .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tomball.

Things to do in Austin

Tours Museums Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas Military Forces Museum ©
Texas Military Forces Museum
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

1
night
Tomball

Tomball ©
Tomball is a city in Harris County in the U.S. On the 31st (Sat), revel in the low prices at Houston Premium Outlets.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tomball vacation planner .

You can drive from Austin to Tomball in 2.5 hours. In August in Tomball, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Seabrook.

Things to do in Tomball

Shopping

Side Trip

Houston Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets

2
nights
Seabrook

Seabrook ©
Seabrook is a city in Harris County in the U.S. On the 1st (Sun), explore the galleries of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, then wander the streets of East End Historic District, and finally stop by Murdochs. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seabrook route builder tool .

You can drive from Tomball to Seabrook in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Seabrook are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Seabrook

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Galveston, La Porte
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Memorial City Mall, contemplate the long history of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Memorial Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Seabrook to Houston takes an hour. September in Houston sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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