21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Galveston
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Jefferson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Nocona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Marfa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Terlingua
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
10
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Brownsville
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Galveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Water Wall and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. November in Houston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Austin itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Tanger Outlets Houston.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galveston tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Austin to Galveston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Austin in November, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jefferson.

Things to do in Galveston

Shopping

Side Trip

Tanger Outlets Houston
Highlights from your plan
Tanger Outlets Houston ©
Tanger Outlets Houston

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nights
Jefferson

Jefferson ©
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jefferson driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galveston to Jefferson. Traveling from Galveston in November, things will get a bit cooler in Jefferson: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nocona.

Things to do in Jefferson

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seasons ©
The House of the Seasons
Jefferson General Store ©
Jefferson General Store
Jefferson Historical Museum ©
Jefferson Historical Museum

1
night
Nocona

Nocona ©
Nocona is a city along U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): do a tasting at Blue Ostrich Winery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nocona trip builder website .

Drive from Jefferson to Nocona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November in Nocona, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Nocona

Wineries

Side Trip

Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard ©
Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard

2
nights
Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, don't miss a visit to Combine City, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Old West Stables, then explore and take pictures at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, then examine the collection at Armstrong County Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Mackenzie.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Canyon trip maker app .

Getting from Nocona to Canyon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canyon when traveling from Nocona in November, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lake Mackenzie, Armstrong County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Old West Stables ©
Old West Stables

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), meet the residents at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and then explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carlsbad online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canyon to Carlsbad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Canyon to Carlsbad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Carlsbad, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for Marfa on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. On the 24th (Sun), look for gifts at Marfa Book Company.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marfa day trip planning website .

Getting from Carlsbad to Marfa by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation
Presidio County Courthouse ©
Presidio County Courthouse
Marfa and Presidio County Museum ©
Marfa and Presidio County Museum

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night
Terlingua

Terlingua ©
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Texas and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Terlingua trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Marfa to Terlingua takes 2 hours. In November, Terlingua is somewhat warmer than Marfa - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Terlingua

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Terlingua
Highlights from your plan
Terlingua ©
Terlingua

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning site .

You can drive from Terlingua to San Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Terlingua in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brownsville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Brownsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brownsville when traveling from San Antonio in November, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Galveston on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Padre Island, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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Galveston

Galveston ©
Change things up with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah (about 38 minutes away). See even more of Galveston: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand, and steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston online travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Brownsville to Galveston with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brownsville in December: highs in Galveston hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Texas City Museum
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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